Travel Insurance for Lung Cancer | Staysure™

Getting the right travel insurance for lung cancer

Finding the right travel insurance with lung cancer can seem daunting. But it really needn’t be.

Having proper cover in place for your pre-existing medical conditions can give you peace of mind, knowing that if the a problem arises when you’re away, you’ve got our support.

After all, we like to do things the right way and we’re sure you do too. That may be the reason we were voted the nation’s Most Trusted Travel Insurance Provider for 2018.*

Why do I need insurance for lung cancer?

85,000 people living in the UK have received a lung cancer diagnosis.** But with the right cover, you can go away with peace of mind knowing that if the worst happens, you have our support.

Things go wrong on holiday more often than you might’ve realised, with 1 in 20 people claiming on their travel insurance in 2017.*** So, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

From flight delays or lost passports to needing medical assistance, proper travel insurance serves as a helping hand when you need it the most.

We see it that going away with proper cover is the key to any happy holiday.

To get a quote for lung cancer, we’ll first need you to complete our medical screening process. The medical screening isn’t some long winded exam, but instead a few multiple choice questions designed for us to understand your medical history and how your circumstances affect you.

Its vital that the information you give us during the medical screening is as thorough and accurate as possible, so your policy is tailored to your needs.

Failure to disclose a medical condition to us will affect the validity of your policy, should you need to claim further down the line.

What questions will I be asked about my lung cancer during the medical screening?

Of course, every individual’s circumstances will differ depending on their medical situation. But the types of questions you can expect when declaring your lung cancer include:

  • Has the cancer spread to the lung from somewhere else in the body?
  • Has the cancer ever spread to areas outside of the lung?
  • Has the cancer been completely removed or destroyed?
  • How long ago was your last cancer treatment for this condition?
  • Is there any ongoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy or is any planned?
  • Are you taking strong painkillers every day for this condition?
  • How short of breath do you get when you are walking on the flat?
  • Have you ever been prescribed oxygen other than when you are in hospital?

What does our travel insurance cover?

Basic Comprehensive
  • Medical emergencies and repatriation up to £5m
  • Cancellation and cutting your holiday short covered from £500 with optional upgrade to £3,000
  • Baggage claims up to £300
  • Cash lost or stolen up to £250
  • Excess £85 – £100
  • Unlimited medical emergency and repatriation cover
  • Cancellation and cutting your holiday short covered from £5,000 up to £15,000
  • Baggage loss up to £2,500
  • Cash lost or stolen up to £500
  • Legal protection cover of up to £25,000
  • Excess £65

If I have had radiotherapy, chemotherapy or biological therapy for my lung cancer, can you offer me cover?

Yes, we may be able to give you full cover for your lung cancer providing you are not awaiting any further surgery or treatment.
We’ll also need to make sure that you aren’t travelling against doctors’ advice, travelling for medical consultations and that you haven’t received a terminal diagnosis.

If you are awaiting further treatment or results, then we may still be able to offer you cover for your travels, but this would exclude all pre-existing medical conditions, including your lung cancer.

I have been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Can you still offer me a travel insurance policy?

If you have received a terminal diagnosis, we may be able to cover you depending on your medical circumstances. But, if you’ve received a terminal prognosis (been given a life expectancy by your doctor or medical professional) we cannot offer you cover.

If we can’t provide the right level of cover for your condition, then we can signpost you to The British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA). They may be able to help you find an alternative provider.

We can also signpost you to who you can call on 0845 6490190. Insure Cancer specialise in providing cover for people with active, metastatic, relapsed or terminal cancer, as well as those involved in clinical trials.

Get your travel insurance quote for lung cancer today

Give a member of our friendly team a call today on 0800 033 4902. Or, you can get a quote online in just a few minutes below.

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* Moneywise Customer Service Awards 2017 & 2018, based on the biggest survey of financial consumers in Britain.
** British Lung Foundation
*** 5.04% of people claimed on their Annual Travel Insurance policy in 2017.