I hate that word terminal. I think most Oncologists use chronic now. Try that with travel insurers. We have a travel pool icy with our bank HSBC and they will insure us but if anything happens in relation to the secondaries then that is excluded. I'm happy with that and we are planning holidays for next year as long as pandemic doesn't stop up!!!! Take care and good luck xxx
I’m just trying to get to grips with travel insurance after completing my treatment ( apart from the Herceptin injections) A couple of companies I’ve tried won’t give me any 🤷🏻♀️( Insure with and couldn’t get any quotes off Compare the Market) at the moment we have an annual policy with our bank who will continue it with an exemption for BC. I suppose I am unsure whether this is enough - my worry is if I was on holiday and I had anything heart related or bone related they would say it was related to BC through the drugs ( Herceptin and Letrozole, and I have discovered after dexa scan I am borderline osteopenia) and I wouldn’t be covered. Also if we had to cut holiday short because of anything BC related would they cover my OH or not?
We are off to Bruges for a few days and I’m hoping my travel insurance with bank and EHIC card will be enough - any thoughts?
Any recommendations for a good company if I decide to go outside EU later in year?
Hi IMac, there is a long running thread in the secondaries section on travel insurance. However, Boots is my favourite as they know all diagnosis and pills and potions. They do differentiate between terminal and palliative, but it is best to phone them as the web site has some difficult language. My friend, with secondary BC in eye (!) is in the US as we speak for £245. Excellent news. X
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2017 and I have an Annual worldwide multi trip policy with Columbus Direct. They have been informed of my diagnosis and they just said I will not be covered for pre existing conditions. I have since had two renewals through and it did not alter my premiums.
I hope this helps
I've discovered today that my current insurer will no longer cover other than mainland Europe, it is Eurotunnel. My next holiday is Maderia so thats the end of that policy.
I had wanted annual for a couple. Last yr with Eurotunnel it cost £77. Unfortunatly, so far the only company that will insure me is Insurecancer, and it will be many hundreds! I am really well, and happy not to include the cancer myself, but need cover for luggage, delays etc.
With Eurotunnel I had pre existing illnesses excempt, and no medical questions asked. I just had to declare I wouldn't claim for these/this.
Do any of you know of any other companys that will insure me excluding my cancer? I have mets, but recent scan showed no evidence of bone lesion and lung one massively reduced! This is so brilliant, but as I'm still classed as terminal, these companies are being black and white! Thanks in Advance.