Travel insurance for prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men and over 47,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year – that’s 130 men every day. If you’re planning a trip and need prostate cancer travel insurance then, as the specialists in medical travel insurance since 2000, AllClear could help.
Providing you have declared your condition, travel insurance with prostate cancer should cover you for*:
- Unexpected medical treatment including medical emergencies.
- Access to a 24 hour medical emergency assistance phonenumber.
- Any unplanned Prostate cancer medication you need.
*Providers will vary, so do check the cover limits of the policy you intend to purchase.
Key benefits of cover
- 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.
Frequently asked questions
You had brachytherapy for your prostate cancer, but can’t find this when trying to declare it?
You can’t find prostate cancer when you search for it, why is this?
Can you get travel insurance if you have prostate cancer?
AllClear is the specialist in medical travel insurance for pre-existing conditions. We are able to offer cover for a wide range of medical conditions including prostate cancer. When you go through our quote process you’ll be asked various questions about your prostate cancer to ensure your quote and cover are accurate.
If your prostate cancer is terminal, we may still be able to offer you cover. Terminal conditions are looked at on a case by case basis. If you would like a quote for terminal prostate cancer, please call 01708 339029.
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Tips for travelling with prostate cancer
We’ve put together some useful tips that could help if you’re travelling with prostate cancer.
Speak to your doctor before you travel
- It’s a good idea to speak to your doctor or oncologist before you travel as they’ll be able to advise on treatment and taking care while you’re abroad. They can also provide a medical note if needed and advise against any destinations which may not be best for you to travel to.Radiotherapy, for example, can make the skin photosensitive so sunnier climates might be best avoided. Check necessary vaccines won’t affect your medication, and put a plan together to ensure you won’t be left feeling unwell with changes in time difference.
Arrange your medical travel insurance
- Start looking for prostate cancer travel insurance as soon as your trip is booked. Always keep your travel insurance documents with you wherever you go. Take enough medication for your trip plus a few days extra. You may need a letter from your doctor stating you’re fit to travel, as well as a note authorising any prescription medication that would need to go through customs and security.
Air travel and prostate cancer
- If you feel you might need special assistance let the airline know of your condition after you book. If you use a catheter take a spare and mention this to airline staff to avoid any delays. Ask if you are entitled to early check-in and see if you can get access to the airline’s lounge to relax before the flight.If you’ve had brachytherapy the implanted radioactive seeds may set off airport sensors, so ensure you have a medical advice card or a note from your doctor for this in your hand luggage.
Research your destination
- Long-haul flights can be uncomfortable and tiring for anyone so if you feel you can’t manage a long journey, stick to shorter flights or try travelling by train as an alternative. If English isn’t widely spoken, you might want to ensure you have any important documents translated.
While you’re on holiday
- Keep cool – avoid extreme temperatures where possible.
- Ensure you use SPF30+ – if you’ve been treated with radiotherapy this is especially important.
- Avoid strenuous activity – use your time abroad to relax and spend time doing the things you enjoy.