Stomach Cancer Travel Insurance
Stomach cancer is now the 13th commonest cancer in adults in the UK. Stomach cancer is nearly twice as common in men as in women, it’s rare in younger people and most people affected are over 55. Being diagnosed with cancer of the stomach can be a very frightening and stressful time and often people choose to take a holiday with family to relax and enjoy time together. This however comes with its own problems, especially when trying to arrange travel insurance with cancer cover.
Because of our experience in covering people with cancer, over 15 years, Insurancewith recognises the significance a relaxing holiday can play in the recovery process from stomach cancer. This is what prompted us to create a specific stomach cancer travel insurance policy, which will offer cover to you and if required your family and travelling companions. The bespoke policy is designed to be affordable and will consider cover for all stages and types of stomach cancer, such as:
- Adenocarcinoma of the stomach
- Soft tissue sarcoma, including leiomyosarcomas
- Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs)
- Lymphoma of the stomach
- Mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphomas
- Carcinoid tumour
We will also consider cover if you’ve had surgery such as:
- Partial gastrectomy
- Total gastrectomy
- Extended total gastrectomy
- D1 lymph node dissection
- D2 lymph node dissection
We have trained medical screening advisors available to offer confidential and friendly advice on all our policies, along with a specific risk assessment of your condition, all of which enables us to offer you a cost effective tailor-made stomach cancer travel insurance policy. Your policy from Insurancewith will cover up to £10 million for medical expenses and repatriation, with cover considered for those going through or recently finished treatments such as:
- Biological therapy
If you are still on active treatment we are unable to offer cover if your GP or Consultant does not agree with or is not aware of your travel plans, so always check with your treating doctor before booking anything, they will also be able to give you valuable information and advice on travelling with your condition. We would also suggest that you check there are suitable medical facilities near where you are planning to stay, particularly if you have recently finished active treatment or had recent surgery.
Our Insurancewith stomach cancer holiday insurance will give you the cover you need for that well-deserved holiday, and because our policies are individually rated we will also consider covering most grades of cancer, be it remission or a terminal diagnosis.
Our policies offer the following range of cancer travel insurance policy benefits:
- Cover for metastatic or terminal cancer considered
- Repatriation and medical expenses covered up to £10,000,000
- Individual assessment means you never have to pay more than you should
- Cover available for all Worldwide destinations, provided you are not travelling against Foreign & Commonwealth Office advice
- 24/7 emergency medical helpline managed by Doctors
You can obtain a confidential stomach cancer travel insurance quote from Insurancewith by calling our medical screening department on 02038 293 875or you can quote and medically screen yourself by getting an online quote, and if you have any questions you can either use the “live chat” button or contact us. Our medical screening operatives are fully trained to deal with your call and you can be assured that they will deal with your call in a professional, but sensitive manner.
When you call or go online for a quote, please have handy details of your medication and dates of diagnosis/surgery/treatment, this information is vital in enabling us to fully assess your risk.
“The service was very good and part of the cost for the policy goes to cancer charities as well. Many companies require letters from doctors or nurses and this itself can seem like an additional barrier to actually being able to go on holiday.”
Stomach Cancer Info
If you’ve been diagnosed with stomach cancer, planning a holiday and getting some well-needed rest and relaxation to get away from the stresses of treatment and the physical exhaustion of having the illness can be ideal. However, after a diagnosis of a condition such as stomach cancer, it’s important to travel with good quality travel insurance which covers your specific medical condition – but this isn’t something which should prevent you from travelling.
Buying travel insurance before you leave for your trip is as important as remembering to pack your passport. Without the safety blanket of travel insurance, should something unexpected happen whilst you’re away, for example, you fall ill or have to return home to receive treatment, you could be faced with hundreds or thousands of pounds worth of medical and transport bills. With travel insurance, you don’t have to worry about how much your treatment or transport is going to cost, and can focus on what’s important – your recovery.
Many travel insurance companies are reluctant to insure those with pre-existing medical conditions such as stomach cancer because they think those with medical conditions are more likely to fall ill and put in a claim than those who don’t. Insurancewith doesn’t exclude anyone from our insurance policies. We offer everyone with a pre-existing medical condition such as stomach cancer the opportunity to go through our unique medical screening programme which assesses your individual medical situation and asks relevant questions. This helps customers who find they can’t always tick boxes on usual medical travel insurance questionnaires obtain affordable travel insurance which also covers their condition.
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.