Cancer Research UK recently warned of the increasing risk of malignant melanoma for both male and female pensioners. Male pensioners today are 10 times more likely to be diagnosed from the condition than their counterparts of 40 years ago whilst female pensioners are 5 times more likely to need treatment for skin cancer.
There may be very little you can do about these figures, apart from being careful of how long you expose your skin to the sun when in hotter climates, but fortunately there is something you can do about obtaining reasonably priced travel insurance if you are living with the condition but still feel like going on holiday this year. There are a number of insurers who are happy to provide competitive quotations for those who currently live with any form of cancer, as well as those who have survived a fight with the disease in the past.
The first thing you should do if you are intending to travel and you are currently being treated for melanoma or another form of cancer is to consult with your doctor. Assuming they give you the go ahead for your trip, you should then request a quotation from us for a travel insurance policy that is designed specifically for people who are dealing with cancer or who have been treated for it previously. Once you have your policy in place, you can go on your holiday safe in the knowledge that should you require any medical treatment while you are away, your insurance company will cover the cost (terms and conditions apply).
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