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: 1st Sep 2022

Do you need specialist travel insurance if you are living with lymphoma?

Planning a wonderful adventure abroad? Before you start packing, make sure you’re prepared for any eventuality with specialised lymphoma travel insurance. 

As lymphoma and any associated treatments can affect your immune system leaving you vulnerable to infection, it’s really important to get the right cover before you fly, drive or sail away. We’re here to help you secure that extra peace of mind, so you can fully relax on your holiday. 

Standard travel insurance is unlikely to cover you if you suffer from Hodgkin’s or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma - but there’s no need to worry. Should you need treatment while you’re away from home, the right policy will help avoid any unforeseen costs or a large medical bill. Specialist lymphoma policies have comprehensive medical cover bespoke to your individual needs, meaning you and your holiday are protected. 

We know not every case of lymphoma is the same and that the stage of your condition (plus any associated symptoms) can really vary from person to person. We're here for you and will always take your individual circumstances into account so that we can help you find the right policy for the right price.

Simply tell us about your lymphoma while getting a quote. After a few short and easy questions, the rest is taken care of. It really couldn’t be simpler.

And, if you need any help whilst getting a quote, just chat to our online team who are there to answer any queries you may have. We’re here to help. 

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Our easy medical screening for declaring lymphoma

If you’ve ever been diagnosed with a cancerous condition, you’ll need to tell us about it, even if it was a long time ago and is no longer causing you any health problems.

When you tell us about your lymphoma, you’ll be asked a short series of questions. This medical screening is designed to help us learn more about your specific condition - past or present - and the circumstances behind your diagnosis (when you were diagnosed, the stage of your condition, etc).

Telling us this information helps us to fully understand how your day-to-day life is affected, so we can bring you a selection of providers and quotes to choose from. Please don’t worry - these questions are quick, easy and make it so simple to get a policy bespoke to your requirements - and we’re here to help you find the right cover.

Typical questions on your lymphoma may include: 

  • Which type of lymphoma were you diagnosed with?
  • Has this spread to parts of the body other than your skin?
  • What age were you when you were diagnosed with lymphoma?
  • At what stage was the disease diagnosed?
  • How long ago was your last cancer treatment for this condition?

If you are unsure about any of the answers, then it's best to check with your GP or oncology team, just to be sure we have all the right information and can help you find the right cover.

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Dr Sarah Jarvis, MBE

Top tips for travelling with lymphoma

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 does a lymphoma insurance policy typically cover?

Lymphoma travel insurance is specifically tailored to your individual circumstances.  It can help cover the costs of any emergency medical treatment whilst you are away, or even if you need to cancel your holiday due to a flare up and you become too unwell to travel (which is typically not covered by standard travel insurance). 

Common areas that you will find cover for will be:

  • Treatment or surgery 
  • Emergency repatriation home
  • Cost to replace medication (in case of loss or damage in transit) 
  • Cancellation of your holiday if your symptoms worsen
  • Legal protection
  • Personal liability

While some travel providers do not provide full cover for pre-existing health conditions or take into account a history of treatment or related procedures, we have partnered with a number of specialist providers to bring you the right policy for you - so you can fully relax and really enjoy that much-needed break away.

It’s worth noting that while your symptoms do not need to be declared, you may be asked about these when getting a quote. We are unable to provide a quote or offer cover if you have a condition which is under investigation and has not yet been diagnosed.

Get a quote for lymphoma travel insurance today, so you can sit back and focus on enjoying your holiday knowing you or your travelling companions are covered with care.

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Optional Extras

Alongside the regular benefits of your travel insurance policy - such as accident, medical and repatriation expenses, cancellation, mobility aids, baggage loss and theft - you can also include optional extras that might come in handy for your trip. These aren’t essential, but we recommend exploring what’s available in terms of extra cover if you’re taking any expensive gadgets, going on a cruise or participating in any winter sports.

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When you get a quote, you’ll be taken through our speedy two-step form which makes declaring any health conditions easy and hassle-free, just how you like it. 

The first step asks for basic information such as your name, age and email address, plus any details surrounding your trip, including:

  • Your holiday destination
  • The dates you intend to travel there and back
  • Who needs cover (a single person, couple, family or group)
  • Optional extras (gadget, cruise and winter sports cover)

The second step asks a few questions regarding your health and you may need to tell us about certain conditions.  This simple screening helps us find the right policy and providers for you.

Plus, we only partner with the best travel insurance providers to ensure that you not only get the right cover but that you have complete peace of mind before taking your trip.

With cover from just £13.02*, get a quote today and find the right lymphoma travel insurance for you.

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Yes, we’ll need to know if you’ve ever been diagnosed with lymphoma. Our hassle-free medical screening will ensure your quote accurately reflects the severity of your condition and you can compare quotes from our trusted providers. Get a quote today.

Of course! We’re here to help you find travel insurance that covers your lymphoma. We compare policies from over 30 specialist providers to find the correct cover for you, tailored to your individual requirements. Get a quote today and find out just how simple it can be.

While we all want to keep the costs of our holiday down where possible, the cost of your insurance policy will depend on the severity of your condition. This will be determined through an online medical screening and it’s important that your cover accurately reflects your requirements - just in case you should need it. Why not get a quote today and see how much you can save?

* Price is based on 1 traveller aged 61, who has declared Lymphoma and is travelling to France for 7 nights. The price is correct as of April 2024. Prices may vary according to your individual requirements.

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