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    Travel insurance for those who have beaten Cancer.

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    Just been speaking to my Mum who had breast cancer last year but now has the 3 month all clear after treatment. Asking about her holiday plans she says you can't get insurance if you've had cancer and would have to risk going abroad without it. Surely there must be someone insuring them, even at extortionate rates?

    Her friend in a similar boat has tried everywhere with no success, anyone have any better news? Holidays play an important part in my Mother's life.

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    I would imagine that it will be a higher premium but it shouldnt be extortionate if the cancer has cleared and confimed cleared by the doctors.

    Look into travelinsuranceweb as they were happy to cover my brother who has a different but serious medical condition and the price was brilliant, but most importantly the cover was brilliant.
    There might be a discount code on here in the vouchers section as well.
    You have the option to add medical conditions and can add further information in a box, its really easy and quick to get a quotation.

    Mod & Ed

    I still have problems with travel insurance 17 yrs on, hope your mum sorts something, if she does can you give me a heads up x

    I forgot to add - congratulations to your mum, I hope she stays well and has a super holiday.

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    Wow, that's terrible

    as my dad has heart disease the only place he can get travel insurance is via the British heart foundation, he pays around £200 more then we do but its worth it for him if hes taken ill over seas. Have a word with the Macmillan nurses they might have an idea where to go

    Try the candis website there are a few who insure people on there my mum overcame oesophageal cancer and gets her insurance of there recommended sites and doesnt seem to pay daft money

    there are places that will cover for cancer or ex cancer patients can't remember who they were but macmillan can help on this - give them a ring

    oh and op if youy do find out can you post any links or the name please for future reference thanks

    Well done to your mum! My mum had cancer 10 years ago but this is not a problem we've encountered - I am really shocked and appalled - I could understand if treatment was ongoing but not if you're in remission. Try shopping around - I will ask me mum who she booked with last year (if she remembers!!) - hope you find somewhere and she has a fantasic holiday.

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    Some great responses, thanks for the kind words. I will pass these links on and anymore posted. She did say there was a leaflet in the hospital with suggestions but none of those would insure her.

    My stepdad uses staysure ( will find out the number for you if you want), we searched loads and this was the best cheapest one that we could find some of his quotes were extortionate. My mum found she was best getting him insured annually as was more cost effective.

    They wouldn't insure my friend, but she was terminal and the cheapest she was quoted £2000, I can't remember the company she went with but can find out for you.

    Original Poster Banned

    So these companies insure for all cancer related treatment abroad such as blood clots (this was what my Mum mentioned).

    I don't have cancer but do have crohn's disease which a lot of companies won't cover and I used this company

    world-first.co.uk/hom…spx

    Another option is to ring macmillan or cancer research or even call your local hospice as they may have some links with insurance companies.

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    Shellywelly

    Another option is to ring macmillan or cancer research or even call your … Another option is to ring macmillan or cancer research or even call your local hospice as they may have some links with insurance companies.



    I think she checked these but were dead ends, perhaps the local Macmillan's aren't as up to date in this area.

    master_chief

    I think she checked these but were dead ends, perhaps the local … I think she checked these but were dead ends, perhaps the local Macmillan's aren't as up to date in this area.



    I will be starting work at my local hospice mid march i'll see what I can find out for you x

    Insure Pink is specifically for people who have had treatment for breast cancer.

    The travel insurance page on MSE has a section on cover for pre-existing medical conditions.
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