When my husband was diagnosed, we were unable to get insurance for about 2 years, because he had a major op followed by 6 months chemo, followed by another even more major op. We had to cancel a trip when he was first diagnosed, for which we were insured. We then booked a further two trips during the next two years, both of which we had to cancel due to treatment. We lost the deposit for both of these trips because we gambled at the time of booking, knowing that we may or may not be able to get insurance before paying the final balance.
We can now get insurance, but only with All Clear as my husband has secondaries. We book late following clear scans and can then get full insurance cover. It is very expensive.
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27th December 2011, 09:02 AM #41Able Seaman Member
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27th December 2011, 06:08 PM #42
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- Jun 2009
Thanks Val, bad news, but very useful!
It really is worth shopping around, some Insurers hear the 'C' word and that is it, some will not insure at all! It really does depend on the diagnosis, severity, prognosis and proposed treatment. Age is also a factor of course.
I spent the day on the phone, a demoralising experience, even though I have been clear for three years. It was not helped by having Pneumonia last November and a Virus this May, both landed me in Hospital!
I finally insured with Flexicover Travel Insurance — Cheap Travel & Holiday Insurance for a very reasonable annual premium covering all pre-existing. A very empathetic phone call and professional service.