Tommy Lloyd
Author: Tommy Lloyd, Managing Director

Tommy has over 15 years experience within the insurance industry, and his primary focus is helping travellers find the right cover for their medical conditions.

COVID-19 Cover Update

We’ll only show you quotes from providers who are able to cover emergency medical expenses if you catch the virus abroad, and some of our providers are able to offer additional cover. Please see the below frequently asked questions, or read our full guide for more information.

Why declaring breast cancer is important to your policy

Breast cancer is not a condition that is automatically covered in a standard travel insurance policy - so, you’ve come to the right place. 

Medical Travel Compared enables you to compare specialist cover for a range of different pre-existing medical conditions, including breast cancer. 

We appreciate that it can often be difficult for cancer patients to find the right travel insurance for them, without paying a hefty premium. That’s why we enable you to compare cover across a range of leading travel insurance providers through our simple and quick online comparison tool. 

This helps you find the right cover for your condition in a matter of minutes - so try it today and start comparing.

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Medical screening for breast cancer travel insurance

Medical screening is an important part of our process as it enables insurance providers to determine your medical background and provide you with suitable cover based on this. 

Once you declare breast cancer (whether that’s a past diagnosis and remission, or present cycle of treatment) it’s likely that you might be asked a series of questions about the nature of your condition. 

For instance, you might be asked about the course of treatment you’re receiving, or if you’re in remission - how long it has been since you got the all-clear. You might even be asked whether cancer has spread to another part of your body. 

Of course, the answers you provide will be personal to you, so it’s therefore imperative that you answer as accurately as possible.

What’s typically covered in an insurance policy for breast cancer?

Your travel insurance policy could offer coverage for a variety of different things, including:

  • Lost, Stolen or Damaged Personal Belongings - this could include medication you bring with you.  
  • Emergency Medical Expenses and Repatriation - in the event that you would need to pay-out for a hospital trip, or even full medical evacuation back to the UK.
  • Cancellation and Curtailment - the insurance provider will cover you in the event of needing to cancel your holiday or cut it short as a result of your condition.
  • Travel Delay - this won’t always be included, check with your provider.
  • Personal Liability - if you cause accidental damage to another person or someone else’s property - cover is provided.

Specialist insurance including breast cancer might include further cover in other areas, but generally, these are the types of things you should expect to be included in your policy (so be sure to check as you compare).

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Tips for travelling with breast cancer

Both before and during travelling with breast cancer, there are a number of different things you need to do to ensure you’re as well looked after as possible. 

This includes: 

  • Getting the right cover - with us, you can compare specialist travel insurance including breast cancer cover in minutes. 
  • Pack enough medication - consult your doctor about your trip in order to get an idea of how much medication you should bring in supply - especially if you take tamoxifen or herceptin.
  • Protect skin after receiving treatment - your skin can be more sensitive to sunlight after you’ve undergone radiotherapy, so it’s essential to be extra careful when outdoors.

Compare quotes from specialist breast cancer insurance providers

We work with over 30 leading travel insurance providers to give customers the best opportunity to compare cover. 

Once you’ve gone through the medical screening process, you have the freedom to compare a range of competitive quotes and get your travel insurance sorted in minutes. 

It’s easy and quick to find a suitable policy, and once it’s done you can revert back to planning the more exciting parts of your trip - so come and compare breast cancer travel insurance and get covered today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

We’ll only show you quotes from providers who are able to cover emergency medical expenses (including repatriation to the UK) if you catch the virus whilst travelling abroad.

Some of our providers are able to offer additional cover, such as cancellation cover should you catch COVID-19 or have to self-isolate because of suspected symptoms before departure. We’ll make it clear who these providers are when you’re comparing quotes so you can choose the policy that is right for you.

This doesn’t apply to all insurance providers, so unless otherwise stated, for all other sections of cover, you wouldn’t be covered if making a claim as a result of COVID-19.

For more information, we recommend reading our full guide here.

If the FCO are advising against all, or all but essential travel to your destination at the time of your trip, there will be no, or extremely limited cover provided by your policy.

You can still choose to take out a policy now for a future holiday, but it is very important to note that if the FCO are still advising against all but essential travel to your destination at the time of your trip, your cover will not be valid.

For more information, we recommend reading our full guide here.

Yes, we'll need to know if you or any traveller on your policy has ever suffered from a cancerous condition. So, this could be a condition that is present now or a condition that you've had in the past and have made a full recovery from. But don't worry, we'll ask you a set of questions relating to your condition to take your individual circumstances into account.
It's really simple and quick to do! After you've told us about your trip details and answered some medical history questions you can add your pre-existing conditions, one by one, for each traveller. You'll only need to enter your details once, it's all online and there's no need to call, or provide details of your conditions in writing.
Once you've declared all of your relevant pre-existing medical conditions we'll only show you quotes based on the conditions you have told us about.
No, we are unable to provide cover with any of your pre-existing medical conditions excluded.
If you don't travel much then a single trip cover is perfect as you can cover specific dates suited to your trip. If you have cancellation cover, you'll also benefit from this as soon as you buy your policy. If you travel 2 or more times a year, it may be cheaper for you to go for an annual trip cover. It's best to start your annual trip cover as soon as possible, as if you have cancellation cover, you'll only benefit from this from your policy start date.

* Price is based on 1 traveller aged 61, who has declared beast cancer and is travelling to Spain for 7 nights. Price is correct as of December 2019. Prices may vary according to your individual requirements.

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