Breast Cancer Travel Insurance

Finding travel insurance that suits you and your budget can be difficult if you have breast cancer or have had breast cancer. At Fish, we have over 40 years’ experience helping people find a policy that meets their individual needs. We can take care of everything for you, too.

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Breast Cancer Travel Insurance

Remember

  • Tell your insurer about any pre-existing medical conditions to make sure you’re fully covered
  • Consider covering everyone travelling in your party in case you have to cancel
  • Take a copy of your travel insurance documents with you

If you have been diagnosed with, treated for, or are in remission from breast cancer then you might find it harder to find appropriate or cheap travel insurance. Indeed research by Macmillan Cancer Support found that nearly 40% of people affected by cancer were quoted more for their travel insurance – and some refused cover for the disease. However securing breast cancer travel insurance is not impossible thanks to specialists like Fish who offer insurance for pre-existing medical conditions.

  • Single and annual multi-trip cover
  • 24/7 emergency assistance
  • Covers emergency replacement of prescription medicines

What is breast cancer?

Cancer is caused by abnormal reproduction of the body’s cells. Instead of reproducing to replace cells in the normal fashion, cells grow and reproduce at an abnormal, uncontrollable rate, creating tumours. A tumour in the breast will attack breast tissue and, in cases of invasive breast cancer can spread to other parts of the body. Invasive breast cancer is by far the most common form, accounting for around 80% of all the 50,000 cases diagnosed in the UK annually. Whilst a lump in the breast is an indicator of cancer, most breast lumps are benign although any change you notice in your breast should be checked by a doctor. Whilst women account for the vast majority of breast cancer cases, the disease can also affect men.

Do I need to declare breast cancer as a pre-existing medical condition when buying travel insurance?

Yes. If you do not declare you have any pre existing health condition you are putting yourself at risk when travelling as should you need make a claim on your travel insurance your insurer may refuse it. This would mean you would need any bills for emergency medical treatment and associated costs such medical repatriation to the UK, accommodation and so on.

Will having breast cancer prevent me from getting travel insurance?

It shouldn’t prevent you getting travel insurance, but it can make it harder and more expensive. A long term (chronic) medical condition is treated in law as a disability and so insurers cannot refuse you service. However they can impose restrictions – such as excluding cover for any conditions for which you’ve been diagnosed – or charge you a higher premium. Because Fish is a disability insurance specialist we are able to source effective and highly competitive pre-existing medical conditions insurance.

Information and support for people with breast cancer

Cancer Research UK publishes extensive information on breast cancer, its stages, including symptoms, risk factors, prevention, diagnosis treatments and practical advice on living with the disease. For NHS information and advice click here.

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We take care of everything

For over 40 years, we’ve been helping people travel around the world without worry. Our team of experts will help find the cover you need at a price you’re comfy with.
So if you have a disability or pre-existing condition and are planning your next break, all you have to do is decide where to visit first.

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For a care-free travel insurance quote

call 0333 331 3770

Key benefits at a glance

  • No age limit*
  • Single and annual multi-trip cover
  • Alternative accommodation cover
  • Cruise cover
  • Friendly UK-based claims service and specialist medical assistance
  • Covers emergency replacement of prescription medicines
  • Provides cover for a replacement carer
  • Covers a wide range of pre-existing medical conditions
  • 24/7 emergency assistance
  • Protects mobility and disability equipment, providing replacement equipment in the event of a loss

And we don’t stop there…

We’ve answered some of the questions you may have about our Travel Insurance.

  • QCan I get travel insurance with breast cancer? AYes, being diagnosed with breast cancer should not stop you being able to get travel insurance. The quote you will receive depends on the severity of your breast cancer, any treatment you're receiving, and other conditions you may have.
  • QWhat information do I need to supply for travel insurance if I have been diagnosed with breast cancer? AWhether you take out a travel insurance policy online or over the phone, you'll need to go through a screening process where you declare a few details about your breast cancer. This will include questions about the severity of your breast cancer and any treatment you may be receiving.
  • QWill having breast cancer prevent me from getting travel insurance? AHaving breast cancer shouldn't stop you from getting travel insurance. The quote you will receive depends on the severity of your breast cancer, any treatment you're receiving, and other conditions you may have.
  • QCan I fly when I've had mastectomy? AYes, many people that have had a mastectomy are perfectly okay to travel by air. We'd suggest consulting your GP to check it would be okay for you, especially if your mastectomy was performed recently or you experienced any complications.
  • QCan I travel abroad when waiting for breast cancer surgery? AWaiting for breast cancer treatment shouldn't necessarily stop you from getting travel insurance. The quote you will receive depends on the severity of your breast cancer, the treatment you're due to receive, and other conditions you may have.
  • QCan I wear a prosthesis when flying? AYes, there's no reason why you can't wear your breast prosthesis/prostheses while flying. If you are selected to go into the body scanner when going through security, your breast prostheses will show up on body scanners. You might want to tell the security staff that you are wearing a breast prosthesis before being scanned. It may also be helpful for you to carry a letter from your GP or specialist team, confirming your situation.
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Travel Policy Documents

See all of our Disability and Pre-Existing Medical Conditions Travel Insurance policy documents here.

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