It’s not the cards you’re dealt it’s the way you play them


Since my cancer diagnosis I have always tried to look for the positives that cancer has brought to my life.  I have met some wonderful people who have become friends and if I hadn’t been diagnosed with cancer I would never have met them.  Twitter has been a great tool for meeting people, we have a great band of people who support each other and the one thread that runs through all our lives is cancer.  It never ceases to amaze me how much support you can get from people you don’t know, but because you have been through similar things, they just get you, and can lift you up when things are all getting a bit much. Read more

Travel Insurance that includes cancer cover

As many of you will know, Insurancewith was created after I was diagnosed with breast cancer and was unable to find affordable travel insurance that covered cancer. And I said at the time Insurancewith would always be work in progress, we would carry on refining and updating our screening taking into account new treatments and the amazing strides the medical profession are making with cancer and survival rates.
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The history of travel insurance for medical conditions

Do you have an existing medical condition?  Have you ever wondered why you need to buy specialist travel insurance for pre-existingmedical conditions?

Why can’t insurers offer you cover at the same rates as everyone else? You probably feel absolutely fine, your life is under control, perhaps you are holding down a demanding job or raising a family? Maybe its years since you had to be admitted to a hospital if ever, you just keep taking the prescribed medications or inhalers and your health is fine? Read more

Living with diabetes

My little brother, well not so little these days, has Type I Diabetes. He was diagnosed when he was 12 years old and if you too are diabetic and looking for diabetic travel insurance, then you will understand the life changes involved for the entire family.

Nick was tall fit sporty good looking and desperately wanted to join the Police Force, or go into the Army like his dad and granddad, careers which were denied him. He became a very angry young man and deeply resented “being different”. This meant he was what medics would term a “non-compliant” patient.   Read more

Awareness weeks, truly effective or just another method of fundraising?

Of course, we all know that it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, don’t we? So what does this mean? Do we all give ourselves an extra special check this month? Do we only worry about breasts now? Are breasts a conversation piece over dinner during this month? Or is it a wonderful excuse to dip further into your pocket for another fantastic cause?

I must admit to being a Corrie fan, and this week there has been a timely introduction of breast cancer into the plot, with great signposting to the necessary support. Getting the message out there to a mass market. This is certainly awareness raising.
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