Cancer Travel Insurance
Make sure you have a comprehensive Travel Insurance to cover you for Cancer, even if it has now been treated successfully or you have recently been diagnosed.
To get a quote by telephone, contact us on 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757
- Summary of Cover
- Medical Questions
- Treatment for Cancer
- Travel Advice
- Global Health Insurance Card
- Covid-19 / Coronavirus Cover
- Useful Websites
Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||-||£2,000||£5,000|
|Medical Expenses and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£10,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Scheduled Airline Failure||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
|Overseas Return Quarantine||Included||Included||Included|
*The excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.
Please read the full Terms and Conditions of this policy provided by JS Travel Insurance.
This Travel Insurance is provided by goodtogoinsurance.com. Goodtogoinsurance.com is a trading name of Ancile Insurance Group Limited, Registered Address: Kao Hockham Building, Edinburgh Way, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NQ. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority - No. 471641.
If you have been diagnosed with Cancer or you have had Cancer in the past and would like a quote, we will ask you some medical questions.
The questions will vary depending on which type of Cancer you have but the following questions are likely to be asked in all types of Cancer:
- Has the Cancer ever spread?
- Has the tumour been completely surgically removed?
- How long ago was the diagnosis made?
- If diagnosed more than a year ago, how often do you see a Doctor about this?
- Is there any ongoing Radiotherapy or Chemotherapy or is any planned?
- Are strong painkillers being taken?
Types of Cancer
There are over 200 Types of Cancer which can affect any organ in the body.
If you are diagnosed with Cancer, one of the first things which needs to be established is the Grade the Cancer is at.
Grading tells the Specialist how well developed the Cancer cells look under a microscope.
If the Cancer cells look more like normal cells, then this is classed as a Low Grade Cancer. If the cells look more abnormal, this is classed as a High Grade Cancer.
Because there are so many types of Cancer, tests and treatment vary depending which Cancer you have.
Most cases will require further tests such as blood tests, X-Rays and scans. This could either be a CT/CAT scan or PET scan.
You may have also heard of Cancer Stages. Staging a Cancer describes its size and if it has spread / grown.
There are various treatment plans which you will discuss with your Specialist / Consultant depending on the type of Cancer you have and the stage the Cancer is at.
The cause of Cancer is unknown, but there are certain risk factors that increase the chances of developing the disease such as smoking, poor diet, obesity and lack of exercise.
Symptoms can include a lump, a cough (breathlessness that does not go away), changes in bowel habits, abnormal bleeding, changes in a mole and weight loss.
If you have or have had Cancer and you want to go on a trip, there are a number of things you should consider.
- Firstly, you should check with your Doctor to make sure it is safe for you to travel. If it is safe to travel, get a letter from the Doctor detailing your condition, treatment and medications.
- If you have just had treatment, the after effects on your body need to be taken into consideration.
- If you suffer from nausea or diarrhoea as a result of treatment, you need to take this into consideration when planning your trip.
- Make sure that you have enough of your Medication for the duration of your trip, plus extra to allow for delays and keep it with you in your hand luggage.
- Some types of Medication can also make you more sensitive to the sun. Make sure you have a high sunscreen, hat and long sleeves to protect yourself with from sunburn.
- If you require vaccinations for your destination you should seek advice at least 6 weeks before travel.
- If you have a weakened immune system, for example from receiving chemotherapy, you should not have any live vaccinations for at least 6 months afterwards.
- Check with your Airline and Airport Security in advance, in case there are any restrictions on your drugs or if you need a licence to travel with strong painkillers.
- Pre arrange any equipment you need, such as oxygen, for travel or at your destination.
- If you are at a higher risk of infection you may need to consider your mode of transport when travelling. Flying puts you at risk of infection or blood clots, with the possibility of Deep Vein Thrombosis.
Global Health Insurance Card
The GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card) replaced the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) on the 1st January 2021.
You can use this card to access medical healthcare abroad. This includes state healthcare including emergency treatment, treatment for existing medical conditions, routine maternaty care, oxygen therapy, kidney treatment and many more healthcare requirements.
Please Note: This is not a substitute for Travel Insurance, as there are restrictions on cover and you might have to pay some costs. It is important to note that this card will not cover Repatriation.
Covid-19 / Coronavirus Cover
Our Travel Insurance can cover you to travel provided the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is not advising against all, or all but essential travel to your destination and it is not on the red list.
All customers must follow the advice of the FCDO at the time of travel and for the duration of their trip. This includes returning to the UK if the FCDO changes their travel advice based on the risks presented at the time. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
- Medical Expenses and Repatriation, when medically necessary, if you contract COVID-19 whilst abroad.
- Covid+ policy covers Cancellation if you are unable to travel because you contracted COVID-19 within 14 days of your departure date. This includes a positive pre-travel test.
- Platinum Covid+ policy has cover including cancellation if you have been told to isolate due to COVID-19.
- Overseas Return Quarantine: Cover for additional accommodation & transport costs (limits apply) if you are unable to return home due to contracting Covid-19 and being told to self-isolate abroad.