Travel Insurance for Bowel Cancer

You may be surprised to know that bowel cancer it is the third most common type of cancer in England, according to the NHS. In fact, someone is diagnosed with the condition every 15 minutes in the UK – that’s more than 40,000 people every year.

The good news is that if it’s caught early enough, the cancer is very treatable. You might recall that Britain’s Got Talent judge Sharon Osbourne was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2002 and went on to make a complete recovery.

The condition should not prevent you from enjoying life and indulging in a well-earned holiday. Staysure considers every medical condition including bowel cancer for coverage. You can complete a quick medical screening process online or via our friendly team of travel insurance specialists. Get a quote in a matter of minutes by calling them on 0800 033 4902.

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Why do I need bowel cancer travel insurance?

Travel medical insurance means you will be well-looked after if an unexpected medical emergency arises while away. If you have bowel cancer, this is essential as you may have to be brought home or have treatment abroad if you fall ill.

Treatment and related costs can be incredibly expensive in places like the United States. But knowing that you are being looked after by an award winning company who specialise in insurance for the over 50s means you’ll have peace of mind all the way.

Our policies cover you if you have to cancel your holiday or need extra flights and accommodation should you have an unexpected hospital stay. Plus, they cover your travel companion, children and grandchildren to return to your UK home if necessary in the event of a medical emergency. Furthermore, you’ll be glad to know we can also replace any lost or stolen bowel cancer medication.

Tips for travelling with bowel cancer

  • First, speak to your doctor to make sure you are fit enough to travel
  • Check the level of medical care available in the country you plan to visit
  • Bowel cancer can increase your chance of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Take a look at our tips on how to prevent DVT.
  • Check with your doctor if your destination requires vaccinations. Some can’t be taken if you have had chemotherapy, for example. Alternatively, you may have lost your immunity to certain diseases if you’ve had chemotherapy or stem cell transplants
  • Take enough medicine to last your holiday and a little extra just in case you are delayed
  • Keep a list of your medicines and their names in your wallet or purse as this will help you replace them quicker if you lose them.
  • To avoid diarrhoea and vomiting, stay away from water or ice cubes if you doubt their cleanliness
  • If you are jetting off to soak up the sun, don’t forget that chemotherapy and radiotherapy can make some patients more sensitive to sunlight
  • If you are travelling to Europe, it’s a requirement with Staysure that you get a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). This gives you free or reduced cost medical treatment – but it doesn’t cover the cost of being flown back to the UK. Apply online here or call 0300 330 1350
  • For more information on bowel cancer visit Bowel Cancer UK.

Travel Insurance for Bowel Cancer

Get your bowel cancer travel insurance quote online or call our travel insurance specialists on 0800 033 4902.

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