Staysure Travel Insurance
Travel insurance for cancer
Getting travel insurance when you've had or still suffer from cancer can sometimes be a difficult and expensive process but, rest assured, this may not be the case with Staysure.
We partner with an expert underwriter which specialises in providing medical condition cover for all types of pre-existing conditions. We'll take you through a few questions when considering your medical condition and allowing you to tailor the policy to your specific needs, so you can just relax, safe in the knowledge that you are fully covered should the unforeseen happen when you're on holiday.
Your tailored travel insurance policy will insure you for your medical expenses as well as for any theft or loss of your belongings, leaving you with the peace of mind to enjoy your holidays to the full.
- Specialists in pre-existing medical conditions
- 24 hour emergency medical assistance
- UK Customer Services
- Medical and repatriation cover
Why do I need travel insurance for cancer?
Regardless of your medical condition, travel insurance is always essential as it's always better to be prepared for the unexpected, particularly when away from home. If you haven't received any cancer treatment, check-ups or follow-ups within the last two years, your diagnosis won't affect your premium.
When you phone for a quote, make sure you have the following information ready:
- The specific name of your type of cancer
- The names and dosages of any medication you are taking
- Medical history documents to help with questions relating to date
Tips for travelling with cancer
- Depending on the nature of your cancer, consider destinations where you can realistically enjoy your holidays, without pushing yourself to the limit.
- Check you will have adequate facilities in the country you are visiting, plus medical insurance, should you need urgent assistance.
- Bring with you a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in addition to your Staysure insurance – your EHIC grants you state healthcare at a reduced cost or sometimes for free, depending upon the country you are visiting.
- Remember to pack all your prescribed medications with you, plus 50% extra to cater for any unforeseen delays. Keep them safely in your hand luggage so they are ready for whenever you may need them or if you are delayed.
- You may need a licence for carrying some medicines (like morphine based pain killers). Your hospice or hospital will obtain one for you. Make sure you apply for this well in advance of your departure date.
- If you have undergone radiotherapy, never expose the irradiated parts of your body to direct sunshine during the first year. After a year, always use high protection sun cream and, between 11am and 3pm, avoid spending prolonged periods of time in the sun.
- Always carry your travel insurance documents with you in case of an emergency.
For more information about travelling with cancer, visit Cancer Research UK's website.
Click here to get your instant online cancer travel insurance quote or call 0844 692 8444*.
All travel insurance provided by Staysure is subject to agreement from our underwriter. Terms and conditions apply, details of which can be found within the Policy Document.
Staysure's travel insurance policies for specific conditions come under the umbrella of pre-existing medical conditions and as such are not individual policies exclusively for a said condition.
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