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Travel insurance

Have you had difficulty getting travel insurance after a cancer diagnosis? Or have you managed to find a reasonable quote? Join this group to share experiences and talk to people who understand what you’re going through.


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Folks I think I’ll be adding heart attack to my endless list of conditions.  So I’m trying to get insurance cover for a single trip to America. Covering a 13 day period. £480.  The holiday cost £1000. Any tips.  I’ve put in the application that I've previously had breast cancer, thyroid cancer, lymphoedema and cellulitis.  I’m I over sharing with the Insurance company? Causing g the price hike? 

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Hi  and welcome to the travel insurance group

I'm sorry to hear that you're having great difficulty getting reasonably priced travel insurance for your trip to America. Unfortunately it can be more difficult to find reasonably priced travel insurance when you have had a cancer diagnosis.

I don't know whether you've had a chance to look through the member's stories thread yet as it's where the majority of recommendations from other forum members are. If not, clicking on the link I've created will take you straight there.

It is best to phone the insurance companies rather than try and do online quotes as sometimes they can refer to the underwriters to see if they would provide cover when an online quote might just give you a straight refusal. 

Make sure you have all the information to hand about your diagnosis and treatment before contacting the insurers. This is a list of things an insurance provider might want to know when you're applying for insurance. Some insurers might ask for a letter from your doctor to prove that they have given you permission to travel.

Please pop back and let me know how you get on


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