Travel Insurance for Lung Cancer


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Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK – with around 48,500* new diagnoses a year. We understand that for many people with a Lung cancer diagnosis, going on holiday can help you relax and relieve any daily pressures you may face.

At Insurancewith we have a bespoke medical screening system which asks detailed questions about your condition, its severity and stage. Meaning, if cover is considered and a quote given, it will be tailored specifically to your needs. In addition, the premium you will pay is based on the risk you pose not the perceived risk of cancer.

When purchasing a policy from Insurancewith, you will benefit from:

Understanding which travel insurance policy is suitable for your circumstances can be confusing. We consider cover for a range of different types of cancers and, where possible, can also extend the cover to protect the whole family. Our trained medical screening team are here to help you, so you can confidentially discuss your lung cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Is it easy to get travel insurance if you have lung cancer?

Getting travel insurance with a lung cancer diagnosis can be more challenging than securing a travel insurance policy with no existing medical conditions, but it is not impossible.

We work differently to the rest of the travel insurance 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 holiday itself!

At Insurancewith, our team 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 a policy, even if you have recently been diagnosed with lung cancer.

Although we ask a few more questions than other providers, getting the right kind of cover for our travels is important.

Can you travel by air with a lung cancer diagnosis?

If your normal blood oxygen levels are so low that air travel may be a problem for you (as advised by a medical professional), you may still be able to travel by air, if oxygen is provided for you. Most airlines can organise additional oxygen, but most will charge and different airlines have different charges; check with each one before you arrange your flight.

If booking through an agent you can get your travel agent to arrange this for you, it is best to get this sorted before you pay for any flights. You cannot presume that your plane will have extra oxygen on board. They carry emergency supplies but not enough for several hours. If you have your own medical supplies, you will need permission from the airline to take this on board as well as permission to use any electrical equipment you need for your treatment. Equipment must be battery driven, and you will not be allowed to use it during take-off or landing.

It is also a good idea to carry all medicines, covering letters and licences for your controlled drugs in your hand luggage in case custom officers need to see them.

Always ensure to let your travel insurance provider know if you need oxygen during your flight!

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Policy Benefits:

Types of Cancer covered:

We can consider cover for all cancers. Shown below are the most common types that we cover for. 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.

We will consider cover for the following common types of cancer:

Our travel insurance policies were created by people with first-hand experience of cancer, who really understand your problems when it comes to buying travel insurance and gives you a suitable policy at an appropriate price. We will even consider cover for rarer cancers such as:

Insurancewith are also proud to support including SimPal, Fighting All Cancers Together, Future Dreams House, Cancer Card, Cancer In Common, Roy Castle Lung Foundation 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 assistance, please contact us or call 0333 005 1066 where a member of our team will be happy to help.

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Why Choose Insurancewith?

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.

96% of our customers rated us 4 or 5 stars $
Over 1,000 medical conditions considered
£1 donationto charity for every policy sold ͌͌͌͌Δ
94%of customers offered covered §

*Figures from Cancer Research UK [,cases%20(2016%2D2018).] November 202

$Insurancewith has been rated 4.8 out of 5 (Excellent) based on over 7000 customer reviews on Trustpilot. Based on Trustpilot data 2023

ɸ Our founder Fiona Macrae was awarded the Consumer Marketing and Awareness Award at the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) Public Trust Awards, 2018

§ Based on quote data from 2023. Correct as of 12/09/2023

§¹ Up to £5,000 cancellation cover if you are unable to go on your trip due to specified reasons. Please refer to our Policy Wording ( for more information.

§² Up to £10m emergency medical cover if you need emergency medical treatment abroad, need to be brought home or need additional accommodation and travelling expenses. Please refer to our Policy Wording ( for more information.

͌͌͌͌Δ When you take out an Insurance Policy with Insurancewith, we make a £1 donation to one of our chosen charities. (