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Prostate Cancer Travel Insurance
Getting travel insurance as a prostate cancer patient needn't be a stressful affair. Holiday Extras medical insurance provides affordable, reliable cover for travellers with medical conditions. As a prostate cancer patient, you can be assured of a superior quality policy at a reasonable price.
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How do I declare my condition?
As well as being asked how long ago the diagnosis was made, what kinds of medication you are on, and whether you have any further treatment planned, you will also be asked such questions as:
- Whether the disease as spread to other any other parts of the body
- If you are currently on any hormone therapy
- How many (if any) unplanned hospital admissions you have had in the last twelve months for prostate cancer.
Though all medical screening can be easily completed online, for more advanced or complicated cases of prostate cancer, you will need to speak to one of our insurance specialists by calling our free helpline.
How do we calculate the price of your policy?
To give you a fair price for your policy, our team of experts take into account a range of factors before giving you a quote.
Level of risk - Our insurers assess the severity of your condition, doing so based on the answers you provide during your screening.
Age - The likelihood of having to make a claim increases generally tends to increase according to the age of the traveller, so this is taken into account when we draw up your policy.
Destination - With some locations, the only suitable healthcare facilities available are privately run, and so cost more. In this case, you may find that the price of your policy is slightly higher to reflect this.
Holiday Extras Prostate Cancer Travel Insurance
Holiday Extras have helped countless travellers on their way with reliable, quality travel insurance policies. Booking travel insurance even with prostate cancer, you can be assured of a fully comprehensive cover for medical emergencies, repatriation back the the UK and lost medications to name just a few areas. Complete your medical screening through the form on the top left for your personalised quote.
Practical tips for travelling with Prostate cancer
Before booking your holiday
Speak to your doctor - Your doctor can give you advise on the types of climates to avoid, the treatment and care options available abroad, and whether any compulsory vaccinations will affect your medication.
Plan travel arrangements carefully - Where possible, avoid long haul flights with multiple stop-overs, and schedule some time for rest when you arrive at the destination.
Arrange Airline special assistance - Get in contact with the airline as soon as possible to notify them of any special arrangements you might need such as wheel chair access, special meals or seating close to the toilet.
Carry your medical advice card - If you have had brachytherapy, the implanted radioactive seeds could set off the airport security sensors, so make sure you have your medical advice card to hand, to avoid any potential delays.
Fish for benefits - Because of the nature of your condition, you could be entitled to early check-in and be allowed access to the airport lounge to relax before the flight. You don't know unless you ask...
Translate important medical documents - In countries where English is not widely spoken, it is wise to carry translated copies of your condition and treatment details along with the information on the medicines you take, in case you need to see a doctor whilst on holiday.
Flying after cancer treatment
After any kind of treatment for cancer, it's wise to consider carefully whether you are able to undertake a journey by plane. If you have undergone bone marrow or stem cell transplants, have low platelets or your red blood cell count is low, it is best to seek advice from your doctor before booking anything.
You should never fly straight after receiving chest, bowl or brain surgery, as you may have excess air trapped in your body which could expand during flight, causing increased pressure. It is usually best to wait until the air has been re-absorbed, which normally takes between 7-10 days.
Can you fly after radiotherapy?
There is no official recommended length of time to wait before flying after radiotherapy. However, bear in mind that the increased fatigue that occurs as a result of radiotherapy treatment could mean that any kind of travel is simply out of the question. Fatigue can be particularly pronounced if you have undergone brain radiotherapy, some patients experiencing somnolence syndrome, a condition that results in sleeping virtually all day for a short period after a course of brain radiotherapy.
Another factor to consider is that a course of radiotherapy can result in increased sensitivity to the sun, meaning looking after your skin becomes even more important. If you decide to travel by air, be sure to keep the window blinds closed during the journey and wear sun screen of at least SPF 30.
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