Leukaemia Travel Insurance
Leukaemia is a type of Cancer that affects a person’s bone marrow, which is where blood cells are produced. Leukaemia causes the production of unusually high numbers of undeveloped white blood cells that are called blasts or Leukaemia cells. This abundance of blasts overpowers the other blood cells, causing a lack of oxygen in the body, a severely weakened immune system and a decreased ability to heal wounds. There are four types of Leukaemia, some more treatable than others. Treatment includes Radiation Therapy, Chemotherapy and Bone Marrow Transplants.
JS Travel Insurance can now provide cover for your Gadgets, such as Mobile Phones, Tablets and Computer Game Consoles. You will be able to select this cover on the quote page of our website.
JS Travel Insurance provides cover for Residents of the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands. If you are a Resident of the Republic of Ireland, please call us for a quote.
Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||-||£2,000||£5,000|
|Medical and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£10,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Failure of Carrier||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
Leukaemia Medical Questions
When getting a quote for Travel Insurance to cover this condition, you will be asked a number of questions. These will include:
- What type of disease do you (or did you) have ?
- Have you been advised to have any treatment for this condition in the last five years ?
- At what age was the diagnosis made ?
Symptoms of Leukaemia
- Swollen lymph nodes in neck or armpit
- Night sweats
- Increased susceptibility to infection
- Bleeding and bruising easily
- Swelling in the abdomen
- Weight loss
- Bones and joint pain
- Physical examination
- Blood test
- Bone marrow aspiration
- Bone marrow transplant
- Spinal tap
- Chest x-ray
Travel Advice with Leukaemia
You are advised not to travel on long trips whilst in treatment as your immune system is compromised by the therapy. Air travel is especially bad for contracting airborne illnesses. You should also not receive any vaccinations during treatments and for up to 6 months afterwards in light of your weakened immune system. If it is necessary to travel then make sure to take anti-bacterial wipes for all surfaces you will come across. If taking Medication, ensure you bring a plentiful supply and keep it in hand luggage in case of delays or loss of luggage.
Before you leave the country, it is important to purchase a Travel Insurance policy that will cover your Leukaemia or any other pre existing medical condition you may have.
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.