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Travelling with a Diagnosis of Bladder Cancer

If you are living with bladder cancer, sometimes jetting off to see relatives or friends is just what the doctor ordered and so long as Direct-Travel knows about any pre-existing adverse medical conditions, there is every likelihood we can offer you travel insurance cover.

According to the latest stats from Cancer Research UK, in 2015 there were more than 10,000 new cases of bladder cancer in the UK. At Direct-Travel, we look beyond the diagnosis and establish your fitness to travel. Cancer should not define you, it is just something that you are living with.

Our insurance premiums reflect the risk of you getting ill while abroad. Obtain a quote from our easy-to-use online site, or from a member of the team in our friendly UK-based call centre. We can also cover your travelling companions. When you contact us, we will need to ask questions about you own condition such as:

  • Has your cancer spread to any other parts of your body?
  • Have you had radiotherapy on your bladder or surgery to the organ?
  • How many cystoscopies have you had in the past 12 months?

We know that these questions can appear invasive but we want to ensure we have the right cover and can meet any of your medical needs should the unthinkable happen and your condition worsen while you are away.

Before you book your holiday, seek the professional opinion of your doctor to establish whether you are fit to travel. If they give you the green light, ask them to write a list of the medications and the doses you are taking so that a medical team abroad are fully informed if you need their assistance.

It is also important to check that any medication you take with you is not a banned substance in the country of destination.

We believe there is no point in taking chances by travelling without insurance. Should you need to access medical support while you are away because your condition takes an unexpected turn for the worse, or some other serious illness, the medical costs incurred by you could be ruinous.

We can provide you with travel insurance cover that fits your requirements, and you could also receive cancellation compensation if you are unable to travel due to complications with your illness.

Our insurance policies will provide you with a 24-hour medical helpline; which will look into ways to help you which may extend to expenses for having to use an ambulance; hospital costs and repatriation to the UK.