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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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I dont know if there is anyone that can help me, but I bought travel insurance last year for the year as we went to New York, my insurance runs on the end of the month, at the time i declared that I had kidney cancer 5 years previous but found out after Xmas that the cancer had spread to my hip and pelvis.  I had a complete new hip which got rid of the cancer there and now going to have radio on the bit of cancer on my pelvis.  The trouble is we have booked to go to Orlando in October and was wondering if anyone is in the same situation and if you know any insurance companies that I could try that would insure me.



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Hi  and a very warm welcome to the travel insurance group

Your trip to Orlando sounds great but, unfortunately, it can be more difficult to find travel insurance when you have 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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