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With such a large number of people affected by bowel cancer, estimated at 110 people diagnosed in the UK each day, Freedom don’t want this condition to prevent you from travelling abroad.
At Freedom Insurance we understand that no two cancers are the same and that's why we look at each case on its individual merits in order to provide you with the best cover available. We know treatment can vary depending on the severity of the bowel cancer and we aim to provide cover regardless of whether you've been treated by radiotherapy, chemotherapy or had the tumour surgically removed. If you're currently undergoing treatment and are a patient with bowel cancer, it can be more difficult to obtain full cover, but we will still endeavour to find you a policy which meets your needs.
The main advantage of obtaining bowel cancer travel insurance is knowing that in the event it causes a problem either prior to or during your trip, you will be covered for anything related directly or indirectly to the colon cancer. If for example you have a stoma in place due to an ileostomy/colostomy and this was to cause a problem while you are away 'standard' travel insurance wouldn't necessarily cover you for this. If, however you have taken out a specialist insurance which specifically includes complications due to the cancer then cover would apply.
If you're travelling with friends or family you can also elect to add them onto the same specialist travel insurance policy so that if any trip complications were to arise relating to either person, everyone on the policy would be covered to claim for this. This would include claims for cancellation of the trip or emergency medical treatment abroad whether it's related to the bowel cancer or another unrelated medical condition.
Freedom's been providing travel and holiday insurance to people with bowel cancer for over 20 years!
We believe that just because you have or have previously had bowel cancer, it shouldn’t stop you from travelling or obtaining travel insurance. That’s why we provide a specialist travel insurance policy which covers your condition as well as any related complications, which has been made easily available through our confidentially online quoting system or you can phone us and speak to one of our travel insurance agents.
Our prices are based on a person’s current state of health at the time of taking out a policy, so if you are a patient currently being treated for bowel cancer or have been given the all clear, we will tailor a policy that specifically meets your individual needs, making sure you have the right level of cover for your trip.
Want to find out more about Bowel Cancer? Click to see information provided by Cancer Research UK. (This is an external link and we cannot be held responsible for the information provided)
Speak to your consultant
Discuss your travel destination with your GP, they’ll be able to advise on appropriate destinations, vaccinations and any recommended precautions you should take. If you are a patient undergoing treatment, they can often arrange this around your travel plans!
Stay mobile during the flight, stand at least once an hour to keep your blood flowing and prevent clots. Ensure you have medication that is available during the flight and stay hydrated!
Patients with cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy can weaken your immune system - discuss risk of infection and ensure you are vaccinated for your travel. Take all your medication and extra in case of delays, loss or theft.
You can apply here online or over the telephone; it’s quick, simple and totally confidential. To provide you with a quote, you’ll need to let us know where you are travelling to, and for how long. Make sure to declare your cancer and any other pre-existing medical conditions that apply to you and anyone else on the policy.
You will be guided through a medical screening questionnaire, where a series of relevant questions will be asked to assess your health. These questions should be answered accurately and to the best of your knowledge. You will then be presented with available policy options, which include cover for declared medical conditions as well as cover for cancellation, baggage, personal accident and lots more.
If you have more specific queries related to your bowel cancer, please don't hesitate to get in touch!
With Freedom, you would just need to declare the medical condition. In this example - your previous bowel cancer, as this has caused you to have a stoma bag. You would be covered by our insurance for any blockages subject to your policy excess. If you are unsure what to declare on your medical screening, call us on 01223 446 914
Depending on your medical screening, potentially yes. However please be aware that we can be a lot more flexible with our rates if you are looking a single trip quotation as this is then based where you are travelling actually to.
Yes. Our medical question will ask whether you've ever been diagnosed with a cancerous condition, therefore, this will need to be included in your medical screening