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Cancer 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 needn't be the case with Staysure.

We partner with an expert underwriter who specialises in providing medical condition cover for all types of pre-existing medical conditions. We'll take you through a few questions 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.

For more information about travel insurance when you've had or have been diagnosed with cancer, please do not hesitate to contact our travel insurance experts on 0844 692 8444 who will be glad to help you with any questions you may have. Alternatively, click "Get a Quote" to find out more.

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.

If you have any questions regarding cancer travel insurance, our experts will gladly help – simply call
0844 692 8444 for answers to all your queries.

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 the medications you are taking
Medical history documents, to help with dates


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 on your person in case of an emergency.

Cancer facts from Cancer Research UK

Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer
More than one in three people in the UK will develop some form of cancer
Half the people diagnosed with cancer now survive for at least five years
Cancer survival rates in the UK have doubled in the last 40 years
Cancer is the UK public's number one fear, feared above debt, knife crime, Alzheimer's disease
and losing a job
More than three in five cancers are diagnosed in people aged over 65
More than one in five of all cancer deaths are from lung cancer

For a wealth of information on cancer, plus cancer stories, support and information, visit

Click here to get your instant online cancer travel insurance quote.

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.


Why Staysure?

  • Value for money tailored cover
  • 24 hour emergency medical assistance
  • Flight cancellation cover
  • Medical and repatriation cover
  • Expert cover for pre-existing medical conditions
  • Friendly UK Customer Services