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.

Originally posted: 9th Sep 2022

Why declaring breast cancer is important to your policy

Breast cancer is not a condition that is automatically covered - so, you’ve come to the right place to find travel insurance cover that will suit you.

Medical Travel Compared enables you to compare specialist cover for a range of different pre-existing medical conditions, including breast cancer. We also offer policies for travel insurance after breast cancer treatment, so whether you are currently in the process of treatment or have come through the other side, you can have full peace of mind.

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 comparison tool to get a quote online in minutes.

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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.

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Top tips for travelling with breast cancer

Dr Sarah Jarvis is the Clinical Director of the Patient Platform, an active medical writer, broadcaster, and the resident doctor for BBC Radio 2.

More and more people are surviving cancer and having cancer certainly shouldn't mean you'll never get away with family and friends again. But cancer, and treatment for cancer, can definitely affect your energy levels, your chance of getting infections and more. However, with the right timing and the correct precautions, there is no reason you shouldn't be able to enjoy time away with your loved ones.

Be sure to check out my full guide with tips for travelling.

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What’s typically covered in a holiday 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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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

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 is 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 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 multi-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 Breast Cancer and is travelling to France for 7 nights. The price is correct as of July 2024. Prices may vary according to your individual requirements.

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