Travel insurance for cervical cancer
As one of the most common forms of cancer, cervical cancer is diagnosed in around 3,000 women in the UK each year. Most cases of cervical cancer are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).
Whether you are a patient or a survivor, getting cervical cancer travel insurance can sometimes be difficult. Staysure specialises in providing pre-existing medical condition cover as standard in many cases, and we make it our business to find you the best travel insurance possible to cover your illness. Our simple online medical screening process means you can go on holiday, safe in the knowledge that you have the right travel insurance in place for any emergency medical treatment you might need while you are away.
It is important to declare your cervical cancer when requesting a quotation. This ensures you have the right cover in place if you need to make a claim. If you wish to discuss your travel insurance needs, please feel free to call our specialists on 0800 033 4902 who will be happy to help. Additionally, you can get a quote online in a matter of minutes.
Why do I need travel insurance for cervical cancer?
Travelling can be stressful, particularly if you are aware of a medical condition for which you might need emergency treatment while away. Provided you declare all your medical conditions, either online or confidentially to one of our travel insurance team members, we will always consider covering your medical condition. In addition to catering for your health while away, your bags and passport will also be covered by our policies should they be lost or stolen.
Whilst losing your valuables or falling ill are not something we like to think about, having the right level of cover in place means you don’t have to worry about any additional costs.
Our Comprehensive policies provide you with advanced levels of cover as standard so, if your trip is cancelled or interrupted, you will be covered for up to £5,000 in costs. You will also be covered for personal liability of up to £2 million and legal costs and expenses, up to £25,000.
Tips for travelling with cervical cancer
- Cancer of any form can be tiring, particularly if you are still feeling weak. Limit yourself to destinations and pass times which don’t stretch you too much. The idea is to enjoy your time to the fullest
- Find out where you would go, should you need treatment in your destination. Are the nearby facilities adequate to deal with your cancer related requirements
- Make sure you have declared to the best of your knowledge all aspects of your cervical cancer diagnosis. This will enable us to cover you properly for any situation that could arise while you are on holiday
- In addition to your Staysure cervical cancer travel insurance policy, it’s a good idea to bring with you a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), giving you free care for some services, as if you were a resident of the country you are visiting. As each EU country has different levels of state care services, it is advisable to take out private insurance, not only to pay any extra medical costs which are not covered by the EHIC, but also to cover missed flights and extra accommodation costs – all of which could mount up to thousands
- Take extra medication with you to cover for unexpected delays or losses. Keep them with you at all times, ready for whenever you may need them
- If you are carrying strong painkillers you may need to obtain a licence for them beforehand from your hospice or hospital.
Common questions about cervical cancer travel insurance
I had a hysterectomy two months ago and now feel ready to take a short holiday. Will you insure me?
- This all depends on whether your doctor has deemed you fit to travel. You will also need to be fully discharged from any post-operative follow-ups and not be awaiting any further tests or surgery. Once you have answered our medical screening questions to the best of your ability and the underwriters have agreed to cover you, we will be pleased to consider you for the travel insurance you need.
Will you insure me if I have recently had a course of radiotherapy to treat the early stages of cervical cancer?
- Provided you have been discharged from any follow-up treatment, your doctor has cleared you as fit to travel, and you are not going away with a view to getting any further routine treatment or radiotherapy, then yes, we will be happy to consider you for cervical cancer travel insurance. You must declare your condition, along with any other pre-existing medical conditions you might have, and answer the medical screening questions to the best of your knowledge, so that our underwriters can consider you for the right cover.
Travel Insurance for Cervical Cancer
Get your cervical cancer travel insurance quote online, or call 0800 033 4902.