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If you have lung cancer, or have suffered in the past, and need the right travel insurance to cover your holiday - then book online today with Holiday Extras or call our insurance experts on 0800 3160 308 and quote WY922!

Travel insurance if you have lung cancer

Coping with lung cancer is very difficult and taking a break away to enjoy yourself can be very important. At Holiday Extras, we understand that securing lung cancer travel insurance is something you would like to do in the most pain-free way possible. If you purchase travel insurance with a medical condition today and declare this pre-existing medical condition we will make sure you’re covered from the start of your policy.

Why book with Holiday Extras?

Our lung cancer travel insurance offers you cover for both a single trip or, if you are travelling on a couple trips throughout the year, you could take out one of our annual multi-trip travel insurance packages.

Single Trip

  • Cover one trip up to 45 days
  • £15 million medical cover
  • £5,000pp cancellation cover
  • £2,000pp baggage cover
  • 24/7 UK emergency helpline
  • UK, Europe & Worldwide cover

Annual Trip

  • Cover multiple-trips per year
  • £15 million medical cover
  • £5,000pp cancellation cover
  • £5,000pp baggage cover
  • 24/7 UK emergency helpline
  • UK, Europe & Worldwide cover

Holiday Extras provides the comprehensive cover you need for up to 45 days at a time and, when you declare your pre-existing medical condition on your policy, you can travel safe in the knowledge that you’re covered. If you purchase an annual multi-trip holiday insurance policy then you will be entitled to travel as many times as you like across 365 days - if each trip doesn't exceed the 31-day limit.

You can enjoy the benefits of up to £5,000 if you need to cancel your holiday, up to £2,000 if you lose your luggage or up to £15 million in medical expenses. We can cover you, and everyone included on your policy, for travel in the UK and abroad. You can also add extras to your policy for an added premium; including winter sports cover and additional sports cover. These add-ons cover you for search and rescue, equipment hire and (if you are hitting the slopes) avalanche cover is also included.

How do you book?

If you are applying online for lung cancer travel insurance, then the process is nice and simple. You will be asked a series of screening and multiple-choice questions, including:

  • if the cancer has spread to the lung from somewhere in the body or
  • if the cancer has spread to areas outside of the lung; as well as details of the cancer treatment.

If you pass the medical screening, and your doctor has declared you fit for travel, then your policy will be tailored to your particular needs.

How will the cost of your policy be calculated?

Your policy will be assessed on the following, by our expert insurance team:

  • Level of risk - Our insurers assess your condition using the answers provided during your online screening, or over the phone.
  • Age - The likelihood of a claim being made increases according to the age of the traveller, so this will be considered when applying for your policy.
  • Destination - You may find that the price of your policy is slightly higher to reflect a more risk-prone location.
Relaxing on holiday with fibromyalgia

A few travel tips if you’re travelling with lung cancer

Looking forward to your holiday and time away from your normal routine is important. Being away means that the people and services that you normally rely on won’t be available though, so it’s important if you have lung cancer, that you take a bit more time to consider and organise your trip.

Are you well enough?

If you have lung cancer it can be more tiring the longer and further away you travel, as illness can put your body under stress and make you feel worse. Even if you think you’re okay it is worth speaking to your GP, lung cancer nurse or your consultant to ensure you’re well enough to travel and be away from home for the full duration of your trip. You must be realistic and not put yourself at any unnecessary risk.

It is especially important to speak to your doctor if any of the treatment you have received has affected your immune system. Make sure that you think about the duration of your trip and how you will manage from the moment you leave till arriving at your accommodation. Packing extra supplies of water can make all the difference.

Make sure you pace yourself, especially on a longer trip, and be honest about how far you can walk and how you will manage your transport and connections to your destination spots.

Pick the right destination

You may have travelled to your destination spot before and know it’s right for you, if not and you’re travelling to somewhere new then make sure you do your research. Walking can be easier in towns or cities that are fairly flat but this could be difficult in a place that’s particularly hilly.

It’s also important to take the weather into consideration. You may feel more comfortable in a warmer, drier climate than one which is cold and wet. You may prefer some time away in the UK’s summer months or enjoy the winter sun in a warmer destination.

The internet is full of information and general statistics around weather patterns and weather extremes at various times of the year so it’s worth picking the best times of the year and avoiding high levels of heat and humidity. It’s also a good idea if you’re heading somewhere sunny to have the right skin protection. Your skin may be slightly more susceptible to sun damage so ask your doctor what protection is best. This could be something as simple as wearing a high sun protection factor and wearing loose fitting, cotton clothing.

Organise your medication

If you are travelling for a long period of time and take regular medication, you will need to ensure you have a long enough prescription for your holiday. It will be important to keep a detailed list of your medication and doses; including the brand names. Your GP or pharmacist should be able to print an up-to-date list for you. If your trip will mean that you change time zones, speak to your doctor to find out how you can allow for this while you are away.

Find out more about travelling with medication to ensure you have taken the right steps before you travel and have the medication that you need on hand.

Flying with lung cancer

If you are travelling on a plane with lung cancer, you must take a few things into consideration. It is important to speak to your GP and see if you will need extra oxygen on the plane because once a plane is in flight, the pressure in the cabins is lower than at ground lower. You can always check with the airline to see what their policies are for providing people with additional oxygen facilities.

You may also have a higher risk of developing blood clots of DVT (deep vein thrombosis) on a plane, so take into consideration the length of your flight. See your doctor before you travel and ask what your risks are and what you can do about it. This may include exercises in your seat, wearing compression stockings, or taking extra water or medication.

    Top tips:

  • Plan your trip in advance!
  • Pick the right destination!
  • Take the medication you need!
  • Enjoy the trip at your own pace!

call experts

Book your fibromyalgia travel insurance policy today online or by calling our UK-based contact centre and with a member of our friendly insurance team on 0800 3160 308 and quoting WY992.

Holiday Extras Cover Ltd and Holiday Extras Ltd are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Holiday Extras Cover Ltd 05058680 and Holiday Extras Ltd 01693250 are registered in England and Wales. Registered address: Ashford Road, Newingreen, Kent CT21 4JF.

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