Prostate cancer travel insurance

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer for men in the UK, with a staggering 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year according to the NHS. Most cases develop in men over 50; however, as the condition tends to develop slowly, many have prostate cancer for years without even realising it.

If you have prostate cancer, you may have noticed that getting holiday insurance can be difficult, at Staysure we pride ourselves on considering every customer on a case by case basis. You’ll need to complete our medical screening process when applying for travel insurance. Contact our friendly travel insurance specialists on 0800 033 4902 or get a quote online.

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Why do I need travel insurance for prostate cancer?

It’s always a good idea to be prepared when travelling and that’s even more important when you have prostate cancer.  As long as you’ve declared your prostate cancer and our underwriters agree to cover it, you’ll have access to 24-hour medical assistance in the event of an emergency.

Furthermore, our Comprehensive policy covers you for flights home and accommodation should you have any unexpected hospital visits that delay your return home. Plus, if you need to cancel your holiday due to ill health, these costs will be met.

It’s worth bearing in mind that we also pay for your travelling companion or partner to accompany you home and we can provide a competent person to return your children or grandchildren back to the UK. This cover can also be added as an optional extra on our Basics policies. In addition, all our policies cover you for lost luggage and passports.

Getting ill is the last thing you want to think about while planning your dream holiday, but buying a travel insurance policy with Staysure means you will be in safe hands.

What will I be asked during the screening process?

When applying for travel insurance, you’ll need to complete a simple medical screening questionnaire where you’ll be asked few questions about your prostate cancer. Questions will include:

  • How long ago was the initial diagnosis made?
  • Has the disease ever spread to other parts of the body?
  • If the spread was diagnosed more than a year ago, how frequently are you seeing a doctor about this?
  • Are you taking strong painkillers every day?
  • Are you currently on any form of hormone therapy?
  • Are you currently having any treatment or is any planned?
  • How many (if any) unplanned hospital admissions have you had in the last twelve months relating to the condition?
  • Are you on any treatment for impaired kidney function?

Tips for travelling with prostate cancer

  • Ask your doctor if you are well enough to travel before booking any holiday
  • If you need new vaccinations, ask your doctor if it’s safe for you to take them with your medication
  • Take additional supplies of any medicine in case you lose it, damage it or you get delayed
  • Write the names of your medications down (not just the brand names) and keep the list in your wallet or purse. If you lose them, you’ll be able to replace them more quickly
  • Radiotherapy treatment can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, so think carefully about sunny destinations
  • Chemotherapy can weaken your immune system making you more susceptible to illness. So don’t overdo it with alcohol and avoid too much unhealthy food
  • You may be at risk of developing a blood clot if you have had surgery, hormone therapy and chemotherapy. Speak to your doctor if you have any concerns about flying
  • If you need a wheelchair or need help during your travels ask your travel agent to arrange this before you travel
  • The National Health Service (NHS) advises all travellers to cover their holidays adequately with a private travel insurance policy, using their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) as additional cover only. To apply for an EHIC card call 0300 330 1350
  • For further useful information visit Prostate Cancer UK.

Common questions about prostate cancer travel insurance

  • Can I get travel insurance if I have prostate cancer?

    Yes, at Staysure we consider everyone for cover including people with prostate cancer. Your doctor will need to have declared you fit to travel, you must have declared all conditions during our medical screening process and once our underwriter has accepted cover, we can provide you with insurance. An additional premium may be necessary.
  • Can I fly with prostate cancer?

    Yes, it is usually safe to fly with prostate cancer, as with all medical conditions, discussing your plans with your doctor first is essential. Having cancer can increase the risk of developing a blood clot as do treatments like chemotherapy, surgery and hormone therapy.

    Travellers who have had brachytherapy treatment can set off airport radiation sensors, carrying an advice card provided by a doctor saying that treatment with internal radiation has taken place is recommended.

Prostate Cancer Travel Insurance

Get a prostate cancer travel insurance quote online in a matter of minutes or call our friendly team of specialists on 0800 033 4902.

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