Bowel Cancer Travel Insurance
Bowel Cancer (Colon and Rectum) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United Kingdom affecting around 37,000 people every year. However for such a common condition it is often very misunderstood by travel insurance providers, which can see people either being refused travel insurance cover completely or charged exorbitant premiums.
At Insurancewith we have personal understanding of cancer, and therefore we do understand the actual risk of travelling after a bowel cancer diagnosis. It is using this understanding that has enabled us to create a cost effective bowel cancer travel insurance policy. Although our policies are affordable, it doesn’t mean we have scrimped on the cover; our Platinum policy has been awarded 5 Stars from the consumer ratings agency Defaqto.
Our bowel cancer holiday insurance policy allows us to consider cover even if you’ve had bowel cancer diagnosed recently or if you’ve had surgery in the last few months including:
- Partial bowel removal
Cover is considered for all stages of bowel cancer, such as:
- Stage 1-4 Bowel Cancer
- Tumours T1-T3
- Secondary Cancers
Our policies have £10 million of medical emergency cover, and should you have a medical emergency when you are abroad, we have a 24 hour emergency help line for you to call. This help line is managed by Doctors, and they will be able to give you practical and medical advice as well as liaise, if needs be with your Consultant or treating Doctor in the UK to ensure you only get the correct treatment for your situation. Our emergency assistance company will also if required arrange alternative accommodation and flights for you and your family if you are not able to travel home as planned due to a medical emergency.
Many people we cover under our bowel cancer travel insurance policy either have a permanent or temporary colostomy or Ileostomy, also known as a stoma. And although having a stoma should not stop you from travelling, there are some important things to bear in mind, such as;
- Pack plenty of stoma supplies and carry them in your hand luggage
- Always take more supplies than you need, as in hot climates you may find you need to change your appliance more often than usual
- Keep your Stoma bag in a cool place and out of direct sunlight.
Be cautious with food for a couple of days before travel and try to avoid alcohol, fizzy drinks and spicy food
- When flying sometimes the air pressure can cause problems with your Stoma bag and so it may be worth adding an extra flatus filter onto the bag, just in case
It is also very important that your doctor has agreed with your travel plans, as without this we will not be able to offer you cover. We will consider cover for people still undergoing treatment such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy, but it is important that you have discussed and agreed your travel plans with your treating Doctor before you contact us for a quote.
You can obtain a free confidential bowel cancer travel insurance quote by calling 02038 293 875. All of our medical screening advisors are fully trained so you can rest assured your call will be dealt with in a careful and thoughtful manner. To expedite your quote please have available the dates of your diagnosis and any surgery, along with details of any medications you currently take or treatments you have recently had. You are also able to quote and medically screen yourself online using our specialist Protectif screening system.
“Unfortunately most insurance companies were not interested in insuring him. We were not only delighted that Insurancewith met this requirement but actually charged less!”
Bowel Cancer Info
As one of the most common cancers in the UK, bowel cancer doesn’t have to stop you from satisfying that wanderlust and visiting your dream destination. A diagnosis might seem that it should put a stop to any potential holiday plans but with the right amount of preparation and management, even the most stressful of trips should be a lot less hassle.
With such a huge proportion of cancer sufferers undergoing treatment for bowel cancer, it’s hard to understand why people find it difficult or sometimes expensive in order to be adequately covered for travel insurance.
Insurancewith have years of experience insuring customers who have been or are going through bowel cancer – we will consider cover for those who have been newly diagnosed or those still undergoing treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Should something unforeseen happen on your trip and you end up needing medical attention whilst abroad, the fees collected from things you wouldn’t even expect to pay for like ambulance transport, x-rays and admin can all add up and leave you with a huge bill. With good quality bowel cancer travel insurance, we provide cover for medical expenses which helps pay for treatment you might need related to your condition. We have a doctor-managed medical emergency helpline open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and which is open to calls worldwide.
If you had to cancel your trip due to your bowel cancer, Insurancewith also provide cover for this and our friendly and experienced customer service team are here to help.
If you have a question you need answering, why not take a look at our most frequently asked questions.
If you still cannot find what you are looking for please do not hesitate to contact us where a member of the team will be waiting to help.