Skin Cancer Travel Insurance
Skin Cancer is a fairly common type of Cancer. It generally occurs in the cells of the skin that have been exposed to sunlight for long periods. That being said; it can also originate in other skin cells. Skin Cancer comes in three main types; Melanoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Basal Cell Carcinoma. It is important to regularly check your skin for changes and new skin growths, as early detection makes treatment much easier. Preventing Skin Cancer is done by using sun cream and limiting exposure to sunlight.
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|
Skin Cancer Medical Questions
When obtaining a quote for Travel Insurance to cover this condition, you will be asked a number of questions.
- How long ago was the initial diagnosis of Skin Cancer made ?
- Was the Cancer completely surgically removed after diagnosis ?
- How frequently are you seeing a hospital Doctor about your Cancer ?
- Are you currently having any treatment or is any planned ?
- Are you currently on any form of hormone therapy ?
- Are strong painkillers being taken ?
Types of Skin Cancer
- Basal Cell Carcinoma
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Malignant Melanoma
A Basal Cell Carcinoma presents itself as a raised lump on the head, neck or shoulders. It can become cracked and bleed and can look like a sore in appearance. This type of Skin Cancer is easiest to treat.
A Squamous Cell Carcinoma is usually a red, thickened patch on a piece of skin exposed to the sun.
A Melanoma is a brown legion. Symptoms of having Melanoma are having a new mole appear or change in the appearance of an existing mole.
Skin Cancer is caused by, among other things, exposure to sunlight, particularly the ultraviolet (UV) rays, and 80 per cent of cases are therefore preventable.
The risk of developing Skin Cancer is increased following episodes of sunburn, although the there may be a delay of many years before the cancer appears.
A small number of cases are caused by hereditary conditions, but they are also triggered by exposure to sun rays. Sun beds can also cause Skin Cancer.
Treatment for Skin Cancer
- Surgery is the standard treatment for Mole Cancer. The extent of the procedure is determined by the thickness of the tumour.
- It is necessary to remove not only the tumour, but also some of the normal skin around it, and the fatty tissue beneath it.
If there are signs that the Cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes, these will also be removed, if it is technically possible.
Medical treatment is used in cases where the Cancer has spread to other parts of the body, and surgery is not possible. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy may also be used.
Before you leave the country, it is important to purchase a Travel Insurance policy that will cover Skin Cancer 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.