Ovarian cancer travel insurance
For many people affected by ovarian cancer, travelling is a positive experience. It can be a way to relieve stress and recharge. Taking a holiday as a family can also help everyone keep a positive mindset. This can be important during what may be a stressful time. If you’ve been declared fit to travel then we don’t think getting travel insurance should bar you from going on holiday. However, it can sometimes prove difficult to find ovarian cancer travel insurance.
At AllClear, we specialise in travel insurance for pre-existing medical conditions. In fact, we cover over 1300 different medical conditions including ovarian cancer. What’s more, by using our comparison site you’ll have multiple policies for travel insurance with ovarian cancer to choose from. That means you can compare premiums and coverage to find the travel insurance for ovarian cancer that’s right for you.
Our travel insurance after ovarian cancer provides cover for*:
- Use of a 24-hour medical emergency helpline. This allows you to access assistance in the event of a medical emergency.
- Any unplanned medical treatment.
- Medication if yours needs replacing.
*Different provider’s policies vary so check your policy wording.
- You’ll find numerous travel insurance for ovarian cancer quotes all in one place. So, you can compare premiums and coverage.
- We have over 16 years of experience providing medical travel insurance for ovarian cancer.
- It’s simple to get a quote using our online quote process, or over the phone!
- With no upper age limits, you can get a quote no matter your age.
What we cover!
- Medical emergency expenses.
- Cancellation/cutting short your trip.
- Personal property.
- Missed departure/travel delay.
- Winter sports.
- Golf cover.
The key benefits you can get
- Medical expenses covered up to £15,000,000.
- Cancellation and Curtailment covered up to £5,000.
- Personal Belongings covered up to £3,000.
- Any age. Any medical condition. Any destination.
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Important information about ovarian cancer travel insurance
Do you still need specialist travel insurance if you’re in remission?
Being in remission is great news and a welcome relief after what could have been a lengthy treatment process.
But you still need to take precautions. Recovering from cancer can put stress on the body, and that can leave you open to other illnesses. You need to be able to get the help you need if anything should happen. All medical conditions should be declared when taking out a travel insurance policy, even if you’ve since recovered.
What will affect the price of your policy?
The premiums we offer are determined using a variety of factors. These include:
- We accurately calculate medical conditions’ risk, including ovarian cancer. We do this by using comprehensive claims data that we’ve collected since 2001.
- We’re more likely to make a claim as we grow older. This is calculated into the premium we can provide you.
- In some countries, healthcare is more expensive. This is just one of many factors that affect how a destination may affect your premium.
- If you are on holiday for a longer duration your premium will reflect this.
We provide you with a selection of ovarian cancer travel insurance quotes calculated based on these factors. This means you can select the policy that best suits your needs.
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Big Tick’s tips for travellers with ovarian cancer
Travel broadens the mind and is an enjoyable way to relax, whether it’s for some solo time alone or with friends and family. This is still the case even if you’ve been affected by a medical condition such as ovarian cancer. Provided you’ve been declared fit to travel we believe that you should be able to access ovarian cancer travel insurance. With the right cover you can be sure to travel to your favourite destinations and enjoy all life has to offer with peace of mind.
Travelling with ovarian cancer
Get advice from your health care provider before booking
- Your oncologist, cancer nurses and GP have all worked with other patients who are in the same boat as you. They know what your body is up against, and what it needs. They have helped other patients travel safely with ovarian cancer so they’ll be able to offer you good advice.
- Your GP has reliable information about the healthcare situation in different countries and knows what illnesses are common as well as how vaccinations might affect your body.
- For instance, if you are receiving cycles of chemotherapy, you will need to time your trip around the treatment to reduce the risk of infection. Schedule a visit to your GP when you know you want to travel for advice.
Vaccinations and ovarian cancer
- Depending on your condition and treatment regimen, you may not be able to have the full range of standard vaccinations, especially those that are ‘live’. Make sure you know which ones you can have in advance, and when you should get them.
- If you aren’t able to receive all the vaccinations you need for a certain destination, you may want to go on holiday somewhere else.
- In general, it’s best for ovarian cancer patients who are receiving treatment or who are in a state of early remission to avoid developing countries with poor healthcare facilities. This is also the case for excessively hot countries which can damage the skin if you’ve had chemotherapy.
Plan your trip well in advance
- Most holidaymakers start out with a list of thousands of things to do in the country they’ll be visiting. By the end of the holiday, they’re usually exhausted from running around trying to fit it all in!
- A better approach for a more relaxing time is to work out an itinerary that will let you do the things you most want to do without rushing around. Remember, it’s impossible to do everything in one trip!
Activities to avoid
- You should avoid tiring activities that can leave you exhausted or put too much strain on your body. If you have recently had surgery, make sure you avoid actions which can injure the scar tissue. Rock climbing, contact sport, and bungee jumping are examples of activities that can cause problems.
Flying and air travel for those with ovarian cancer
- You will need to take extra precautions when you fly. For instance, chemotherapy can sometimes cause anaemia, and you might need oxygen at high altitudes.
- Your doctor can help you work out what your exact needs will be. Speak to your airline in advance to ensure they can help you. Sometimes airlines refuse to carry patients with special requirements unless you tell them in advance so run through your GP’s advice with them. They may be able to offer early boarding if you think you’ll feel tired by the journey.
Order a European Health Insurance Card
- If you need treatment while you are abroad in the EU, the European Health Insurance Card, or EHIC, will entitle you to the same level of treatment as local people. However, this can be limited and you may be required to pay a small charge for treatment.
- The EHIC isn’t a substitute for travel insurance, and the NHS advise you take out both when planning to travel.
Medication plans and destinations
- As well as the medication you are taking as part of your treatment, it’s a good idea to pack other medicine you might need. For instance, your GP can prescribe antibiotics in case you pick up an infection if they feel it necessary.
- Make sure you get a letter from your doctor explaining why you need the medication you are carrying. Keep them in the original packaging and ensure the prescription is in your name. It can help avoid problems at security and customs.
- You should also pack over the counter medication to treat diarrhoea, travel sickness, high temperatures, and so on.
Health records and medical treatment plans
- Ask your doctor for a copy of your health summary and treatment plan. Your GP can print this for you quite easily. It can be very useful if you do need to get treatment to inform the doctors of what you’re currently undertaking and the medication dosages you’re on.
Clothing when travelling
- In general, loose clothing will be more comfortable. If you are recovering from surgery, you should wear clothes with an elasticated waist to ease pressure on your abdomen. This can help reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis too.