Letters Travel abroad for patients with cancer

Difficulty in obtaining travel insurance after cancer

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1799 (Published 07 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1799
  1. M Hume, foundation doctor1
  1. 1Edinburgh, UK
  1. megan.hume{at}doctors.org.uk

In response to an article about patients with cancer going on holiday after chemotherapy Woolf describes the difficulty in obtaining travel insurance.1 2 I encountered such a problem. Even though I consulted agencies offering specialist insurance for patients recently or currently undergoing treatment, I was unable to secure insurance during the three to 15 months after treatment for cancer with good prognosis. …

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