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, you can have the prostate cancer for years without even realising it.
With that in mind, prostate cancer should not stop you from continuing to enjoy life’s little luxuries such as an exciting holiday.
You may have noticed that getting travel 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 0844 692 8444^ or get a quote online.
Why do I need prostate cancer travel insurance?
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.
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.
Travel Insurance for Prostate Cancer
Get a quote online in a matter of minutes or call our friendly team of travel insurance specialists on 0844 692 8444^.
All travel insurance provided by Staysure is subject to agreement from our underwriter. Terms and conditions apply, details of which can be found within the Policy Document.