Skin Cancer Travel Insurance
If you have or have had Skin Cancer, you must get a Travel Insurance policy before you leave your home on a trip.
To contact us by telephone, 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757.
Summary of Cover (per person)
|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|
*Excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.
Please read the Policy Wording of this policy provided by JS Travel Insurance.
This Travel Insurance for Skin Cancer is fed 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.
When obtaining a quote for Travel Insurance to cover Skin Cancer, you will be asked several questions.
- How long ago was the initial diagnosis of Skin Cancer made?
- Was the Cancer completely surgically removed after the 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 is a raised head, neck or shoulder lump. It can become cracked and bleed and can look like a sore in appearance. This type of Skin Cancer is the easiest to treat.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma is usually a red, thickened patch on a piece of skin exposed to the sun.
Melanoma is a brown legion. Symptoms of Melanoma are having a new mole appear or a 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 there may be a delay of many years before Cancer appears.
Hereditary conditions cause a small number of cases, 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 thickness of the tumour determines the extent of the procedure.
- Removing the tumour, some of the normal skin around it, and the fatty tissue beneath it is necessary.
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 when Cancer has spread to other body parts, and surgery is impossible. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy may also be used.