It is vitally important to ensure you have adequate travel insurance if you have cancer or have had a cancerous condition in the past. It's common for most general travel insurance companies to decline cover even if you have had cancer many years ago or they may choose to exclude any claims that are related directly or indirectly to the condition. Here at It's So Easy, we consider all types of cancer including leukaemia, breast cancer and bowel cancer; cover may be available even if you are currently having treatment or have been told your condition is terminal.
According to a report from Macmillan in 2015, there were an estimated 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK, which is set to rise to 4 million by 2030. We don't believe this should mean that you cannot travel. In fact, having had a cancerous condition may give you a new lease of life when it comes to travelling the world and we want to help you do just that! We also feel it is wrong to penalise someone that has had cancer many years ago that has now resolved, which is why we will only need you to declare your condition if it falls into our medical declaration questions, in some circumstances it may not even need to be mentioned within your insurance policy as we might not regard it as a risk.