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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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trigger1948
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Hi all 

I have just been diagnosed with liver cancer and see my Oncologist Thursday We are supposed to be getting married in September in Tsilivi Zante Greece if the flights are going by then. I took out Travel Insurance last year to get it out of the  way.I had a Heart Bypass in 1992 of which I declared to them at the time of getting the insurance. Since then I have informed them of the Liver cancer and they have said they cant cover me Does any one on this forum know of any Insurers that will insure me

Thanks and very warm hello to you all

Phil

latchbrook
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Hi and a very warm welcome to the online community

I'm sorry to hear that your existing travel insurance provider won't cover you since you've been diagnosed with liver cancer. 

I don't know if you'd had 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 often at the end of the online quote it will tell you to phone the company and you'll then have to go through all the information again. Also sometimes the broker 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 providers might ask for a letter from your doctor saying that you are well enough to travel. This could come from your cancer team or from your GP and it might save time if you get the letter before contacting insurance providers.

Let us know how you get on

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trigger1948
Posted by

Hello

Thank you so much I will read and digest 

Regards

Phil