Why use our bladder cancer travel insurance?

Although around 10,000 people are diagnosed with bladder cancer in the UK each year, it’s not always easy to get insurance to cover your condition when you go on holiday.

Staysure is an award-winning specialist at providing travel insurance for pre-existing medical conditions, and we believe cancer should not stop you from enjoying a well-earned holiday. We partner with ERV, expert underwriters for medical conditions, and with their help we can provide you with the bladder cancer travel insurance you need, if your condition is accepted by them and paid for.

Even our most standard policies insure you not only for medical expenses but for repatriation, theft or loss of baggage, travel delays as well as cancellation and curtailment. Please don’t hesitate to call us on 0800 033 4902. We will gladly answer any queries and, if you wish, get you insured over the phone. Alternatively, you can get an online travel insurance quote in just minutes.

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Why do I need travel insurance for bladder cancer?

Travel insurance is vital if you have bladder cancer, and this is particularly true if you are visiting a foreign country where medical costs alone could run to thousands if you leave the UK uninsured.

Bear in mind that you can’t expect to get the many benefits of a Staysure travel insurance policy simply by showing your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) when visiting EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The truth is the EHIC will get you only state-run emergency healthcare in the country you are visiting and no more. Therefore, if you need repatriation or compensation for lost or stolen baggage or passports, or you need to cancel your trip due to illness, you will not be covered.

The beauty of our insurance policies is that they can cover you for all of the above situations. They are also very competitively priced and you can tailor them by adding the correct cover to suit your particular needs. Therefore should things go wrong, you can rest assured that with the help of our 24-hour medical emergency team, you will get help and cover when you need it.
Be prepared to answer just a few simple questions as they are part of our confidential medical screening process and we will then confirm if our underwriters will be able to cover you.

Questions could include: has the cancer ever spread outside your bladder; how long ago were you diagnosed; have you had bladder removal surgery; how many times have you needed a cystoscopy in the last year; and are you taking painkillers?

Tips for travelling with bladder cancer

  • First, get clearance from your doctor that you are fit to travel and be sure that you feel well enough to do so, as holidays can be exhausting at the best of times, let alone when you have bladder cancer
  • Make sure you have enough medication to last the duration of your holiday, plus a little extra just in case you lose some or are delayed
  • Keep an up-to-date list of your medication in your wallet for ease of reference should you need to replace them
  • Get a doctor’s letter with details of your bladder cancer, your treatment and a list of medicines you may be taking. Keep them ready to refer to if an emergency arises
  • Be aware that vaccinations are required to enter some countries. If you are taking cancer drugs which weaken the immune system, it may not be advisable to take vaccinations, so ask your doctor first.

Bladder Cancer Travel Insurance

Get your bladder cancer travel insurance quote online or call us on 0800 033 4902.

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