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Travelling with a Diagnosis of Bowel Cancer

If you have received a diagnosis for bowel cancer jetting away for a trip to the sun could be just the right medicine for you, but it is very important that you have the right kind of medical travel insurance just in case you should fall ill abroad.

Depending on what stage cancer you have, Direct-Travel insurance may be able to cover all pre-existing adverse health conditions. Some other cancer conditions we may be able to offer cover for include:

  • Breast cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Leukaemia
  • Skin cancer

If you take out medical travel insurance you could be covered if something happens to you or you have to cancel your trip due to your condition.

Cancer Diagnosis

Take a look at the charity Bowel Cancer UK for further information about your condition. It says that almost 42,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK annually and there are 268,000 people living with the condition here.

The charity says if a person is diagnosed early with the condition ‘nearly everyone survives’ as it is very treatable and curable.

It is vital that you tell us if you suffer from this condition before your travel, along with any other pre-existing medical conditions as you will not be covered should you fall ill abroad and have not divulged this information beforehand.

Medical expenses incurred abroad can bankrupt a person should they have to pay for treatment from their own pocket.

Contact one of our friendly team at our UK-based call centre. If you choose to book online with us, please tell us how your condition is affecting you and we can put together the cover that suits you.

Before you book your trip, seek advice from your doctor to check whether you are fit to travel. We may need to see a letter from them that says so. It is also wise to ask them to write down your current medical treatment and medication dosage so that a doctor abroad can follow the advice should you fall in while there.

Check with your doctor that any medication you take is not a banned substance in the country of destination. One last tip: if you are travelling to Europe take a European Health Insurance Card with you as it entitles you to free healthcare in those countries when you use their state-run healthcare.