Travel insurance for thyroid cancer
If you’ve been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and you’re planning on taking a trip abroad, it’s important you have thyroid cancer travel insurance before you head off. As long as your doctor or oncologist has declared you fit to travel, you should be able to enjoy a holiday abroad.
AllClear is the specialist in travel insurance for thyroid cancer, along with many other medical conditions. We have a wide range of policies if you’re thinking of travelling abroad and require travel insurance for thyroid cancer.
Whether it’s single or annual multi-trip insurance that you need, we can help you find the best cover for your condition while abroad. And guess what? The process is a lot easier than you think. We work with trusted travel insurance providers who are able to provide affordable travel insurance for those with thyroid cancer. Thanks to our simple comparison site, you can have a quote in just a few clicks.
Providing you have fully declared your thyroid cancer, a comprehensive policy should cover you:
- For cancer at any stage.
- To use a 24 hour emergency medical assistance line from abroad.
- To claim for any unplanned medical treatment and replacement medication*.
*Providers will vary, so do check the cover limits of the policy you intend to purchase.
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.
- All ages. All medical conditions. All destinations.
Frequently asked questions
Is it easy to get travel insurance after thyroid cancer?
Some people might find it difficult to get travel insurance with thyroid cancer. However, we’re here to help you find the best insurance policy for your circumstances. Finding travel insurance for those who have thyroid cancer doesn’t have to be difficult and can be straightforward.
As the specialists in medical travel insurance we’re able to cover a wide range of medical conditions and no medical conditions are automatically excluded. Our online comparison service has been designed to make purchasing travel insurance as easy and stress free as possible.
Why do you need travel insurance with thyroid cancer?
You probably already know how important it is to have a reliable travel insurance for thyroid cancer before you travel. If you suddenly become unwell and require treatment for your thyroid cancer while on holiday, travel insurance can provide you with the financial security that you need in getting suitable care.
Will you need travel insurance if you have recovered from thyroid cancer?
You will need specialist travel insurance if you are in remission for your thyroid cancer. This is to ensure you’re covered should there be any complications while you’re abroad or if the cancer were to return before you travel.
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Travelling with thyroid cancer
If you or a loved one is living with thyroid cancer, providing your doctor has declared you fit to travel, there shouldn’t be any reason why you can’t travel abroad.
Travelling with thyroid cancer may require a little extra planning but we’ve put together some useful tips in this guide which we hope you find helpful!
Thyroid cancer travel tips
Planning your trip
- If you have thyroid cancer or will be travelling with someone who has the condition, consider these thyroid cancer travel tips as you plan for your upcoming holiday.
- Your doctor can help you plan your treatment and medication around your trip to ensure you can fully enjoy it. They may also recommend a more suitable time to go. If you’re on any medication, ask your doctor to provide you with enough medication for the duration of your trip, plus additional in case of unplanned travel delays.
- Drink lots of water, avoid alcohol while on board your flight and be sure to get up and take a walk around occasionally to maintain proper circulation.
Your right to healthcare in Europe
- The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) entitles travellers to the same level of care a local of the country you’re visiting. It’s free to apply for a card through the NHS, however, do note that the EHIC is not a substitute for travel insurance for thyroid cancer. The EHIC would not cover you if you needed to come home in an emergency nor would it cover you for cancellation or baggage.
Travelling after thyroid surgery
- If you recently underwent surgery for your thyroid cancer it’s important to give your body time to recover. Only travel once your doctor or oncologist confirms you’re well enough to. Consider the location and type of trip you’ll want to go on as you will need to keep your neck well supported and out of excessive water. If you plan to spend time at a pool or beach, try relaxing in a lounge chair in the shade with a good book!
Fatigue and travelling
- You may find you get easily fatigued after minimal activity following thyroid cancer treatment. Planning a journey that won’t be too demanding will help to minimise the stress and allow you to fully enjoy your trip. While you might want to travel to exotic countries, starting with something closer to home could be more sensible and a more comfortable option when travelling with thyroid cancer. Planning time to rest can be easy to do in between your exploring, and it will help keep you energised. AllClear values the relaxation a great holiday brings, and with reliable thyroid cancer travel insurance, we hope to help make your travels as enjoyable as possible!