Sorry if we (and especially me as I used the word ‘ladies’ in my post further down the page than this one) failed to acknowledge the fact there are SBC men as well as SBC ladies out there. It has been some time (maybe 3 or 4years?) since we had a SBC gentleman join in the forum. When it has happened in the past I think we all, at the time, stopped referring all SBC members as ladies and of course welcomed any man who joined in but over time that has been dropped as it’s been only ladies since then. Apologies for the slip up/omission there was no reason not to recognise that men also get BC and SBC, just a laziness on the typing part! I expect you have enough of a problem explaining that you have SBC as most of the population haven’t heard of men getting it as well as women and you are welcome on any of these threads.
Thank you for suggesting Boots, I’ve been accepted by them this evening. I was declined by 2 others before that and was getting stressed but I applied online and it’s a ‘yes’ from them. My partner and I are going to Malta later in the year.
I hope you’re keeping well and what a fantastic holiday you and hubby have to look forward to
Boots and Staysure wouldn't insure me when I applied online. AllClear did and a very good price so I would recommend them for a fairly simple form and can be done online.
Thanks for that info Nellie, having now being dx with liver mets too I was wondering about travel insurance.
I usually go with Eurotunnel they don’t ask loads of questions just want to know that you are not terminal and that your oncologist has said that you are fit to travel however they now only cover Europe.
I have been with Boots a few years ago when we went to New York and they were excellent, (only had bone mets then) hoping to go back there in November/December 🤞 so will use boots again.
Hope you have an amazing time in Japan!!
hugs Janette x
Thanks for posting this Nellie. It's good to know about as us secondary BC ladies do suffer from discrimination when it comes to travel insurance. Another lady recently, as in this week, said that Boots covered her for trip to USA - well done Boots.
If you have the time could you add your comments/post to the travel insurance thread that has been going for some years now? You can cut and paste if you want and not need to re-type. I'll find the thread and bump it up the page as it tends to disappear at times to pages 2, 3 and beyond!
Enjoy you holiday and anniversary, congratulations.\
Hi i just had to let everyone know about Boots travel insurance. After my diagnosis of secondary BC to liver and lungs I informed my travel insurance company Saga, who my husband and I have annual insurance with. We have a holiday booked for Japan in April for our 40th wedding anniversary. I'm on hormone treatment and my oncologist says I'm fit to travel. But Saga said no. They could'nt seem to accept that I have not been diagnosed as terminal and said im over the threshold for them to cover. They even advised that my husband go elsewhere too, as if he cancelled because of me, he wouldnt be covered. We have asked for a refund which will be given pro rata. Several other insurances also said no. Which began to make me feel like a bit of a hopeless case. But then I rang Boots. Yes, all the same in-depth questions were asked but this time the answer was yes! Single trip cover was less than £300 for me £400 for us both. All detailed documents were sent for us to read and approve. I can't tell you how it felt to find an empathetic listener who agreed to cover me for what should be a fantastic holiday. Thank you Boots! I just need to stay well enough to travel when the time comes☺x