Prostate and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month drawing to a close

As many of our cancer travel insurance customers will know, this month, March is both Prostate and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  And both these cancers do require the much needed awareness these months can bring. 

Prostate cancer kills 10,000 men a year, this year’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Month people are raising money for the Sledgehammer Fund to help Prostate Cancer UK crack prostate cancer.  Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, and is as big an issue for men as breast cancer is for women, yet it doesn’t get nearly the same amount of money for research.  Read more

Cancer the blame game

Who has ever played the cancer blame game? I used to do it all the time, was I responsible for my cancer, did I drink too much, I was, still am! slightly overweight etc. With all the things that we read in the press that causes cancer, it’s no wonder that may people who have been diagnosed think it is their fault Read more

Travelling with children

With the Easter holidays fast approaching, I thought timing was right for a blog about how to make travelling with young children as easy as possible, particularly for our travel insurance customers with disabled children.  Travelling with children can go either way, it can turn into nightmare for the parents and fellow passengers, or they could behave like little angles and all your fellow passengers smile and say how cute.  One thing is for sure the older or the more travelled your children get the more easily it is to identify the trigger points.
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Could you ask for help in a foreign language?

To my shame I don’t speak any other languages, however since my cancer diagnosis whenever I travel to a foreign county I always make sure that I learn a few important phrases in the language of the country I’m visiting, such as how to ask for help in an emergency, the name of my medication and my condition. I also carry a letter from my doctor with my initial diagnosis and my treatment to date.
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Cervical Cancer Prevention week

Next week sees the start of this year’s cervical cancer prevention week and as the name suggests, cervical cancer can be prevented, which is why promoting this week is so important.  According to Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, in 2010, 20% of women did not take up their invitation for cervical screening, and more shockingly, only 50% of girls offered the HPV vaccine (human papilloma virus can cause cervical cancer in some people) in the catch up programme, elected to have the injection, which could potentially save their lives. Read more

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