Travel insurance for ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer is the fourth most common cancer affecting women in the UK with over 6500 new cases each year. Any cancer diagnosis is life-changing but at Free Spirit we don’t believe that it should stop you doing the things you enjoy. That’s why we are proud to offer travel insurance to people who, due to a medical condition such as cancer, are unable to secure standard insurance packages.
Our travel insurance for women with ovarian cancer allows you to enjoy holidays in the knowledge that should you require any medical assistance, cover is in place to provide this to you. In case of emergency, we are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year through our medical emergency helpline so you can rest assured you’ll never be left wondering if you are covered.
We also offer specialist travel insurance no matter what your age. According to Cancer Research UK, just over half (53%) of ovarian cancer cases each year diagnosed in the UK are women aged 65 and over.
Do I need cover?
It’s essential to have holiday travel insurance if you have ovarian cancer, as you never know if you might take ill on holiday. Requiring emergency medical treatment can be really expensive and without insurance in place, you will be liable for those costs. Our Free Spirit ovarian cancer travel insurance provides peace of mind to you and your travel companions that you will be covered (terms and conditions apply).
Getting holiday insurance cover for ovarian cancer
No matter what stage you are in your illness, Free Spirit will aim to provide you with specialist travel insurance.
Obtaining a quote for coverage is simple and easy and in most circumstances, you won’t have to undergo a medical. (In some cases, we may request a form to be filled out by your GP). Our team of experts will simply ask you a few questions to understand more about your ovarian cancer and then provide you with insurance that meets your needs.
The typical questions we will ask include:
- Has the cancer been found in other parts of the body other than the ovary?
- Has the cancer been completely removed or destroyed?
- How long ago was the diagnosis made?
- If diagnosed more than a year ago, how often have you been seeing a hospital doctor about this?
- Is there any ongoing treatment or is any planned?
- Are you taking strong painkillers every day for this condition?
Why choose Free Spirit Ovarian Cancer travel insurance:
- There is no upper age limit on both single trip and annual multi-trip policies
- We offer a choice of two cover options – Super and Super Duper
- Single trips can be covered for up to 94 days (although for persons aged 76 years and over the maximum duration is 45 days).
- Our annual Multi-trip policies provide cover for an unlimited number of trips – and you can travel for up to 31 days per trip (Super) and 45 days (Super Duper)*
- You’ll also be covered for journey disruption or airspace closure cover *
- Cover provided for loss or damage to medical aids and any prescribed medication you have for your ovarian cancer.
- Our dedicated 24-hour emergency medical assistance helpline is always available to help when you need it most.
*Included with Super Duper cover only
Talk to us today
Our dedicated and compassionate team are ready to speak to you today, so give us a call on 0800 170 7704 or use our online service. Our UK-based team can assist with understanding your individual circumstances and finding travel insurance to suit. Lines are open Monday-Friday 8am – 6pm (closed on Bank Holidays).
Things to do before you travel
Although having ovarian cancer shouldn’t stop you from travelling there are some things you should consider before booking to go away. Talk to your oncologist, cancer nurse and GP to make them aware and to get their advice about when is a good time for you to travel. If you are in the middle of treatment you will need to plan your break around your ongoing appointments.
Take a copy of your medical summary away with you so that in the event you do require medical assistance, the doctors who treat you will have an understanding as to your current condition and your ongoing or previous treatments.
Ovarian cancer is associated with a higher risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis so if you are planning to fly more than four hours you will need to consult your oncologist. However long your flight is, it’s always advisable to ensure that you move around as much as possible during your journey and stay hydrated throughout by drinking lots of water.
If you have had chemotherapy then you’ll need to be careful out in the sun as this treatment can cause photosensitivity. Ensure that you wear loose clothing and a sun hat and wear a high factor sun cream at all times.
Last updated: 16th May 2017.