If you’re affected by cancer it can make it difficult for you to find appropriate travel insurance or, if you are offered cover, you might find the premiums expensive.
Cancer is an invasive disease which attacks body tissue and organs when cells grow and reproduce at an abnormal rate. The last available statistics published by Cancer Research show that over 330,000 people in the UK were diagnosed with one of over 200 different types of cancer. Whilst the variety of cancers and allied symptoms, treatments and recovery rates is wide, over half of all diagnoses are for the four most types – breast, lung, prostate and bowel cancer.
Yes. As with any pre-existing health condition, if you do not advise your insurer when getting a travel insurance quote, then your cover may be invalid and a claim may be refused. Be open and honest and declare your cancer even if you have been in remission for some time.
No, it shouldn’t because legally insurers cannot refuse you if you have a disability, with the definition of disability embracing medical conditions like cancer. They can though impose conditions or charge you more. As a company specialising in travel insurance for people with pre-existing medical conditions and/or disabilities, Fish can offer appropriate and competitively priced European Worldwide, single trip and annual travel insurance policies.
Covers a wide range of pre-existing medical conditions
No age limit*
Single and annual multi-trip cover
24/7 emergency assistance
Covers emergency replacement of prescription medicines
Provides cover for a replacement carer
Protects mobility and disability equipment, providing replacement equipment in the event of a loss
Alternative accommodation cover
Friendly UK-based claims service and specialist medical assistance
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*Applies to Fish Plus One and Fish Plus Two policies only