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Lung cancer travel insurance

At Holiday Extras, we endeavour to provide you with the best travel insurance for your personal needs. If you have lung cancer, or have suffered in the past and need suitable travel insurance to cover for your travels, book online today with Holiday Extras. We provide comprehensive, tailored cover for pre-existing medical conditions, and our travel insurance for cancer offers protection with both our single trip and annual travel policies. We cover the majority of pre-existing medical conditions, and all medical conditions will be considered. This includes all forms of cancer.

Do I need to declare my lung cancer?

It is essential you declare your lung cancer, and any other pre-existing medical conditions you have. Failure to do so could invalidate any claims made. It's important to answer all questions honestly and accurately so we can provide you with a policy that is best suited to your needs. Rest assured, all the information you give is handled with the utmost care and in accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulation.

How do I declare lung cancer as a pre-existing medical condition?

To declare lung cancer as a pre-existing medical condition, you'll need to complete our brief and confidential online screening process, which entails a number of questions in connection with your condition.

When screening for lung cancer travel insurance, you may be asked such questions as:

  • Has the cancer spread to the lung from somewhere else in the body?
  • Has the cancer ever spread to areas outside of the lung?
  • Has the cancer been completely removed or destroyed?
  • How long ago was your last cancer treatment for this condition?
  • Is there any ongoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy or is any planned?
  • Are you taking strong painkillers every day for this condition?
  • How short of breath do you get when you are walking on the flat?
  • Have you ever been prescribed oxygen other than when you are in hospital?

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Our travel insurance with cancer cover is available in both single-trip or annual multi-trip, at bronze, silver, and gold levels. Here is an overview of some of the upper limits each policy level offers.

Travelling with lung cancer

For many people living with lung cancer, the prospect of being away from home can seem like a daunting experience. However, it doesn't need to be. Here are some tips for getting you prepared to travel, as well as what to do whilst on holiday:

Speak to your doctor/specialist before travelling
Ensure you consult your doctor and cancer specialist so they can ascertain if you are safe to travel. They will also be able to provide you with a doctor's note if you should need more medication whilst abroad.

Pack enough medication for your trip
To alleviate any potential stresses that may occur trying to secure medication abroad, make sure you take enough medication for the entirety of your trip. Some doctors may recommend you take a little extra too, should you misplace some, or should your flights be delayed.

Carry medication in your hand luggage
It's recommended to carry all of your medication, doctor's notes, and licences for controlled substances, as customs will most likekly need to see then on entry.

Keep your medication in its original packaging
This will make it easier to identify by customs officers.

Carry oxygen if you have breathing issues
Your cancer specialist will be able to advise you if this is necessary, so ensure you enquire about this in your pre-travel consulation.

Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is sold and administered by Holiday Extras Cover Limited, registered office address: Ashford Road, Newingreen, Hythe, Kent CT21 4JF.

Holiday Extras Cover Limited is an insurance intermediary authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number 828848. You can check this by visiting the Financial Services Register

Holiday Extras™ is a Trading Name of Holiday Extras Cover Limited. The insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited. Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is a company incorporated in England and Wales with company number 13436330 and whose registered office address is 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, United Kingdom, EC3M 5BN.

Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 955859. You can check this by visiting the Financial Services Register