Breast cancer travel insurance
We believe everyone has the right to travel. That is why at AllClear we offer specialist breast cancer travel insurance.
The key benefits you can get
- All medical conditions considered (including metastatic cancer)
- 24-hour medical emergency helpline
- Up to unlimited medical emergency expenses cover
- Up to $1,000 Medical inconvenience benefit for when you are in hospital as an in-patient
- No age limit on AllClear Gold and Gold Plus policies
- Cancellation cover up to unlimited costs
- Personal belongings cover of up to $10,000
We’re pleased to state all these figures are per person and per trip.
Frequently asked questions
Can you get a quote if your cancer has spread to other parts of the body?
Yes, we would be happy to offer you a quote.
During your quote please declare the primary cancer first of all. During questions about the condition, you will simply need to answer that the cancer has spread.
What if you've been given a terminal prognosis?
We are pleased to say we can still offer you a quote, providing you can confirm:
- A medical practitioner considers you, or the person affected, fit to travel.
- A transport carrier is prepared to take you.
- Your prognosis is not less than six months from the return date of travel.
You will need to declare that you have a terminal prognosis at the medical warranty stage of the quote process. After doing so you will be asked to call our dedicated helpline on 02933 33923 – where you’ll be asked some further questions to make sure you’re offered cover that is suitable.
Our 3 step quote process
Holiday tips for travelling with breast cancer
Get a professional medical opinion
- Your medical practitioner should be able to advise you on the best time to head off on holiday. Perhaps during a gap in breast cancer treatment – or before chemotherapy is due to start. They can also discuss how you’re likely to feel at the time, and advise against countries that may not be suitable for your needs. Time differences can affect when you need to take your medication, so you can put a plan together to ensure you won’t be left feeling unwell.
Planning your air travel
- Flying itself shouldn’t pose a problem, however, let the airline carrier know of your condition a few weeks beforehand. Ask if you are entitled to early check-in and easy-access to the gate and boarding. Also, discuss any breast cancer medication you may need to take in your hand luggage. If you need to keep your medication cool explain you’ll have a cool pack, and talk about any security issues that may arise.
Documents and medication
- Always keep your travel insurance documents with you wherever you go. It’ll be easier to get access to the right treatment that way. Take enough medication for your trip, as well as a few days extra in case of loss, damage or delays. Also, consider keeping a list of any breast cancer medications you are on (their generic and brand name) in case you need emergency supplies.
Keeping fit and well on holiday
- Have fun on holiday! But try to stick to your advised diet. Plus, as tempting as lazing on a sun lounger can seem, certain treatments such as radiotherapy can make skin photosensitive. Try to keep out of the sun especially during the heat of the day.