Cancer travel insurance

Travel insurance for cancer patients  

We can cover cancer of all types, up to a high level of severity.

  • 24-hour emergency medical support
  • No upper age limits
  • Covid-19 cover included

Awards & Accreditations

Total Travel Protection is brought to you by Ancile Insurance Group Limited who have been specialising in travel insurance cover for medical conditions and older travellers since 2010.

Travel insurance to cover cancer

Sadly, one in two people are likely to experience some form of cancer in their lifetime.

Here at Total Travel Protection, we’re committed to making sure that people can still go on the holidays they want to, safely insured, and regardless of existing medical conditions – so long as they are fit to travel.

That’s why we provide travel insurance for cancer patients; whether it be lung cancer, leukaemia, pancreatic cancer, or melanoma – any and all forms of cancer are included in our cover.

We deliver holiday insurance for cancer patients with diagnoses to a high degree of severity, and can still provide cover even if you are currently undergoing treatment such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

For an idea of how much cover will cost, request your quote now.

Travel insurance cover and benefits

  • Emergency medical & repatriation up to £10 million (Platinum Cover)
  • 24 hour emergency medical assistance
  • Cancellation cover up to £6,000 (Platinum Cover)
  • Cover for mobility aids and prescription medication
  • Personal property up to £3,000 (Platinum Cover)
  • Personal liability up to £2 million (Platinum Cover)
  • Legal expenses up to £25,000

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Medical screening for cancer – we’re different

To give cancer patients and survivors a choice, and to help you get fair priced travel insurance for holidays abroad, we use a different system for medical screening to most other cancer travel insurance providers. That’s why you won’t find us on price comparison sites.

You can still get a quotation in minutes and complete your medical screening online or by phone, but we will ask you different questions about your conditions and assess your cancer in a different way which could lead to a better price.

Travel insurance protection for cancer

Total Travel Protection provides travel insurance protection that covers you and your holiday. Pre-existing medical conditions, including cancer, can be covered, up to a high level of severity. Once you have declared your cancer to us and purchased your policy you will be protected with cancellation cover and emergency medical expenses whilst you are abroad.

Included in all policies is cover for emergency medical expenses and repatriation (getting you home) up to £10 million per person whilst you are abroad, as well as access to our 24-hour emergency medical assistance team by phone, from where you are in the world.

Cover is also available for mobility aids, prescription medication, cancellation, personal possessions, legal expenses, personal liability and much more.

Cover for prescription medication

Living with cancer may mean you need to take prescription medicine with you on holiday, which could be costly and stressful if it’s lost or stolen. You can worry less, knowing that our cancer travel insurance policies include cover for loss of medication up to £300 per person.

Cancer cover - Buy online

Our travel insurance policies for cancer patients are available to buy online, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year through our website.

Our full range of medical screening and travel insurance products are all accessible online, you can notify us of your cancer diagnosis and request a quote whenever suits you best.

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Cancer cover by phone

If you’d prefer to speak to someone, our team of experts are waiting to take your call.

They are friendly, professional, and fully-trained to talk you through any queries you have or offer any help you might need.

You can call us on 0330 053 3747

We are open Sales:Monday to Friday 9am - 7pm.Saturday and Sunday 9am - 5.30pm.Customer service:Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm..

There is no difference in price or cover when you order online or by phone, you’ll receive the same excellent service either way.

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Single trip insurance

Our single trip travel insurance is, as the name suggests, created to cover you, including your cancer diagnosis for one exact trip, starting and ending in the UK.

Your holiday can be up to 94 days long, and to any destination you choose. (Providing the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office is not advising against non-essential travel)

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Medical travel insurance for cruise holidays

Cruise insurance

Cruises by river and sea are both covered as standard on all Total Travel Protection insurance policies, and you don’t need to tell us that you are going on a cruise.

It's especially important to declare your cancer, plus any other existing medical conditions when you buy travel insurance for a cruise holiday, because emergency medical treatment onboard a ship, or being airlifted to hospital, can incur huge expenses if you’re not fully insured ahead of time.

We cover cruise holidays up to as long as 94 days long; remember to let us know which countries you will be heading to when you buy a policy.

Cruise insurance

Additional cover options

Additional cover including gadget, natural catastrophe and waiting list cover can be selected during the quote process.

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Natural catastrophe provides extra travel insurance cover for cancellation and unexpected additional expenses caused by catastrophic natural events such as hurricanes, fire, flood and volcanic eruptons. Read More

This optional cover extends your travel insurance to include cover for loss, theft and damage to your gadgets, such as phones, tablets and smartwatches whilst you are away on your holiday. Read More.

Our travel insurance policies provide cover for a number of sports and activities as standard, including trekking up to 2000 metres, sailing within 12 nautical miles of shore and glass bottomed boat trips. Additional cover for more adventurous activities can be added. Read More

Ideal for cruise, coach or rail holidays that start from an overseas location, our Missed Connection option extends your travel insurance to include cover for additional expenses if you miss a connecting flight, ferry, cruise ship, train, or motor vehicle as a result of a delay to your initial international outbound transport.

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Our terrorism cover extension provides additional travel insurance cover to enable you to cancel or cut short your trip if a terrorist act occurs within a 40-mile radius of your pre-booked accommodation.

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This option extends the cancellation and curtailment section of your travel insurance to include unrecoverable holiday costs, such as transport, accommodation, and foreign car hire, if your pet dog or cat needs emergency life-saving treatment. Read More

Additional cancellation and curtailment cover if you are on a waiting list for treatment or investigation for a diagnosed condition.

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Cancer Travel Insurance FAQ

What types of cancer can you cover?

We can cover all forms of cancer, up to a high level of severity: lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, melanoma, leukaemia and breast cancer are increasingly common, but we can also cover cancers which are not so common.

I have a terminal prognosis; can you still provide cover?

Possibly. As long as your prognosis is at least six months from the end date of your proposed trip, we may still be able to offer cover.

Why do I need to declare my cancer when I buy travel insurance?

It’s imperative to declare cancer and any other medical conditions you have when you purchase travel insurance so that you are covered for any emergency medical treatment you might need while you are away; and also in case you become unwell ahead of your holiday and need to cancel.

If a pre-existing medical condition, such as cancer, causes you problems while you are on holiday and you had not declared it in advance on your policy, you wouldn’t be covered by your travel insurance, which could result in costly medical bills.

How do I declare my cancer?

When you request a travel insurance quotation, either by phone or online, you will be able to declare your cancer and tell us more about your condition.It will only take a few minutes and can be done online or by phone.

Do I need to declare all of my pre-existing medical conditions?

Yes. It will allow us to get a fuller picture of your medical history, and therefore be able to provide you with the most suitable cover.If you haven’t declared a condition to us, it could lead to any claims being only partially paid out, or even denied altogether.