Why use our leukaemia travel insurance?

There are several types of leukaemia which account for roughly 3% of new cancer cases in the UK with over half of new cases diagnosed in the over 70s.

Getting travel insurance if you have leukaemia can sometimes be problematic, but at Staysure we consider everyone and specialise in cover for pre-existing medical conditions.

Get a quote online with our simple medical screening process, or call our travel insurance team on 0800 033 4902 who will be glad to help you.

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Why do I need travel insurance for leukaemia?

Travel insurance is essential as it’s always better to be prepared for the unexpected, particularly when away from home and holidaying with a medical condition.

The FCO advises that everyone take out a policy and highlights the potentially high costs of emergency medical care abroad: treatment for a stomach bug in California with replacement flights home could cost £100,000.

We partner with an expert underwriter which specialises in providing medical condition cover for many types of pre-existing conditions. We’ll take you through a few questions when considering your medical condition and allow you to tailor the policy to your specific needs, so you can just relax, safe in the knowledge that you are fully covered should anything unexpected happen when you’re away or on holiday.

What will I be asked during the screening process?

When applying for travel insurance, we’ll ask you few questions about your leukaemia as part of a simple medical screening process. Questions will vary depending on the type of leukaemia but can include:

  • What is the name of the disease and when was the first diagnosis was made?
  • Was initial remission achieved?
  • Have there been any relapses?
  • Have you been advised to have any treatment in the last five years?
  • Are you undergoing treatment currently?
  • Has the disease failed to respond to any drugs used in the last 12 months?
  • What was your most recent haemoglobin level and white blood cell count?
  • Has a bone marrow (or stem cell) transplant been performed?

Tips for travelling with leukaemia

  • Ask your doctor if you are well enough to travel before booking any holiday
  • Pick your destination carefully- any type of leukaemia can be very tiring. Think about where you can realistically enjoy your holidays, without being exhausted or pushing yourself to the limit. Keep in mind that following radiotherapy, you will need to protect the irradiated parts of your body from sun exposure if you’re thinking about sunny locations
  • Remember to pack all your prescribed medications with you, plus 50% extra to cater for any unforeseen delays. Keep them safely in your hand luggage so they are ready for whenever you may need them or if you are delayed
  • If you are carrying strong painkillers you may need to obtain a licence beforehand from your hospice or hospital
  • You may be at risk of developing a blood clot if you have had surgery, hormone therapy or chemotherapy. Speak to your doctor if this is of concern
  • If you need a wheelchair, make arrangements in advance to accommodate this by calling your airline and hotel.

Leukaemia Travel Insurance

Apply for your leukaemia travel insurance online, or by calling one of our team members on 0800 033 4902.

 

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*Based on all quotes given between January 2016 – December 2016