Travel Insurance for Pancreatic Cancer | Staysure™

Getting the right travel insurance for pancreatic cancer

Finding the right travel insurance when living with pancreatic cancer can seem a daunting process. But it really needn’t be.

Having proper travel insurance for your pre-existing medical conditions can give you peace of mind, knowing that if the worst happens when you’re away, you’ve got our support.

We like to do things right and we’re sure you do too. Maybe that’s why we were voted the nation’s Most Trusted Travel Insurance Provider for 2017 and 2018.*

It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Why do I need travel insurance for pancreatic cancer?

Every year in the UK, there are around 9,800 new cases of pancreatic cancer.* The diagnosis is not uncommon and it’s important you’re properly covered for your condition, and any other pre-existing medical conditions you may have.

Things go wrong when you’re on holiday more often than you might’ve realised, with 1 in 20 people claiming on their travel insurance in 2017.**

These problems can vary from lost luggage or a stolen passport, to needing emergency medical treatment such as being flown home by air ambulance.

Whatever the issue, having proper cover can reduce not only the worry that comes with it, but the strain on your life-savings too.

With the right travel insurance in place, you can go on your travels with peace of mind. We see that as the key to any happy holiday.

To get a quote for your pancreatic cancer, we’ll first need you to complete our medical screening. The process is not long-winded, but a few straightforward, multiple choice questions designed for us to understand how your pancreatic cancer and any other pre-existing medical conditions you may have affect you. That way, we can tailor your policy to you personally.

When can I get travel insurance for pancreatic cancer?

As long as you aren’t travelling to receive medical treatment abroad, or against the advice of your doctor.
Before we can offer you cover, we’ll first need you to confirm it’s safe for you to travel. We’ll need you to be able to say yes to all of the following:

  • I am not travelling against the advice of my doctor.
  • I am not travelling after receiving a terminal diagnosis.
  • I am not travelling with the intention of obtaining medical treatment, tests or a consultation abroad.

What questions will I be asked in the medical screening about my pancreatic cancer?

Of course, every individual’s circumstances will vary, so questions asked will differ depending on your medical history and circumstances. But the types of questions you can expect about pancreatic cancer include:

  • Has there ever been a spread from the pancreas to other parts of the body?
  • How long ago was your last cancer treatment for this condition?
  • Has the cancer been completely removed or destroyed?
  • Is there any further cancer treatment planned?
  • Are you taking strong painkillers every day for this condition?

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
  • Medical emergency and repatriation up to £10m
  • 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 chemotherapy, radiotherapy or biological therapy for my bladder cancer, can you offer me cover?

Yes, we may be able to give you full cover for your pancreatic cancer providing you are not awaiting any further surgery or treatment. We’ll also need to know 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 pancreatic cancer.

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

Unfortunately, we can’t offer cover for any terminal diagnosis, pancreatic cancer or otherwise.

If we can’t provide the right 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 InsureCancer.com 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 pancreatic cancer today

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

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*canceresearch.org
** 5.04% of people claimed on their Annual Travel Insurance policy in 2017.

‡ Discounts only apply to the base premium of your travel insurance quote and do not apply to any additional medical screening costs, where relevant. The discount offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.