Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with around 55,000¹ women diagnosed every year and 400¹ men diagnosed annually. But no matter how common breast cancer is, if you are diagnosed it can be a complete shock and turn your world upside down.
Treatment following a cancer diagnosis can be exhausting both physically and mentally, and so it’s understandable that many people plan a holiday during a break in treatment or at the end of their treatment. However, finding travel insurance at an affordable price that may cover a breast cancer diagnosis can sometimes be problematic. Insurancewith was created by Fiona Macrae who has had personal experience of breast cancer; you can read her story here. Our travel insurance policies can consider cover for breast cancer as well as a range of other medical conditions.
All standard policies at Insurancewith include cover for:
It can be confusing trying to understand travel insurance policies and ensue they are suitable for your circumstances. We consider cover for a range of different types of cancers and, where possible, can also extend the cover to protect the whole family. You can confidentially discuss your breast cancer diagnosis and treatment with one of our trained medical screening team during the quote process, who will give you information about our policy in a friendly and easy to understand manner.
Getting travel insurance with a breast cancer diagnosis can sometimes be a challenge, even when using some more well-known providers. Premiums can, on occasion, end up being prohibitively expensive – and sometimes finding a suitable travel insurance policy can prove to be very difficult.
However, we work differently to the rest of the market. Our founder, Fiona, found that often travel insurance policies for people with cancer either weren’t available or were expensive – often costing more than the price of the holiday itself!
At Insurancewith, our advisers specifically assess your condition using a medical risk assessment tool called Protectif, which enables us to get a deeper understanding of your circumstances and, where possible, offer you an affordable policy, even if you have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, had chemotherapy, radiotherapy or biological therapy or had surgery in the last few months including:
Although we ask a few more questions than other providers, getting the right kind of cover on your travels is important.
We provide award-winning cover⁰, but that’s not all. Some of our policy benefits include:
We will consider covering all cancers. Shown below are the most common types that we are asked to cover. However, if your particular cancer is not shown, don’t worry, because you can still get a quote by entering your type of cancer when prompted during the quote process and proceed from there.
Alternatively, you can call our Customer Service Centre on 0333 005 1066 and they will be happy to process the quote for you.
Insurancewith has bespoke cancer travel insurance cover for the more common types of cancer, such as:
The Insurancewith travel insurance for cancer patients policy was created by people with first-hand experience of cancer, who really understand your problems when it comes to buying travel insurance that gives you a suitable policy at an appropriate price. We even have cancer travel insurance policies for rarer cancers such as:
Insurancewith are also proud to support charities and charitable events including SimPal, Fighting All Cancers Together, Future Dreams House, Cancer Card, Cancer In Common, and Make 2nds Count. £1 of every policy sold is donated and shared between a range of charities and events by the Insurancewith team each month. The support of a charity can be invaluable when going through breast cancer, and in our small way we want to help these charities continue to carry on their valuable work. Get a free quote online, if you are unsure of your requirements or need advice, please contact us or call 0333 005 1066 where a member of our team will be happy to help.
For further advice on travelling abroad with cancer, click here.
Our common-sense approach to travel insurance cover has been recognised by industry peers and customers alike. We want to make it easier for more people to travel. Many of those we’ve helped talk about how they’d almost given up with the idea of getting away. We understand that getting away and knowing you’re protected should something unexpected occur has a real impact.
⁰ Insurancewith Awards Won: Finalist in the UK Broker Awards, 2011. Winner of Insurance Times Innovation of the Year Award, 2013. Bronze Award Winner for Best Travel Insurance Provider at British Travel Awards, 2016. Customer Champion of the Year at the Insurance Times Awards, 2017. Plus, our founder Fiona Macrae was awarded the Consumer Marketing and Awareness Award at the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) Public Trust Awards, 2018
¹ Figures from Breast Cancer Now – Find out more here
² Based upon Trustpilot data from December, 2022
*Please note, Insurancewith’s online prices automatically include a 15% discount against our Customer Service Centre prices
$Insurancewith has been rated 4.8 out of 5 (Excellent) based on over 7000 customer reviews on Trustpilot. Based on Trustpilot data 2023
2Based on quote data from 2023. Correct as of 12/09/2023