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Help - Travel Insurance

Posted 24 Jun 2021 at 04:19

Hi folks

Looking for some help please. Can anyone advice of an insurance company that will provide holiday insurance? I've tried 6 already and all refused on the basis my husband has advanced prostate cancer. Flying to Jersey on Saturday and panic setting in.


Many thanks


Posted 24 Jun 2021 at 16:38

I can't offer much advice. I got travel insurance online a while back and it had the option to exclude a disease if you so wish. So if you are prepared to accept that PCa is not covered or any complication from it, then you should be able to get insurance quite easily. However if he slips and breaks a bone the insurers will undoubtedly blame it on a prostate met. If you definitely want the advanced PCa covered then it may be more tricky.

How long are you going for? If just for a long weekend I would take the risk



Posted 24 Jun 2021 at 16:49

Thanks Dave

Going to Jersey for 1 week. Leave this Saturday.


Posted 24 Jun 2021 at 17:32

Have you tried AllClear, Insurewith or World First?


Posted 24 Jun 2021 at 18:03
Hi I was in the same boat. Always insured with Boots but they rejected me now I’m officially advanced. My dad advised me World First and they were brilliant. Me and my boy 3 night cruise for £30. Very easy to use. Speak to them and don’t do it online

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Posted 24 Jun 2021 at 18:47
There is a UK/Jersey reciprocal health arrangement. It is limited but for a short visit it might suit.

It is basically emergency type treatment. John

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Posted 25 Jun 2021 at 00:38
Not sure if this might help, and certainly not this week, but we have annual travel insurance with a Nationwide FLEXPlus bank account for so much (£14?) a month. With them you can exclude complications of prostate cancer to save paying an extra premium to cover it.

I doubt if your Old Man is going to expire with advanced PCa in the next fortnight, otherwise you wouldn’t be travelling on holiday, so my advice, is to wing it, bearing in mind the reciprocal health care agreement with the States of Jersey mentioned above, or keep trawling for an insurance policy at an exorbitant price which wouldn’t cover you for very much anyway once you made a claim!

I was in Jersey fifteen years ago, and woke up with severe gout on a Sunday morning. I was in St Brelade’s Bay, but I found a pharmacy in St Helier miles away that was open. I drove there to get some indomethacin, but unlike in Britain, the Pharmacist couldn’t discretionally prescribe me a few tablets without a prescription.

Of course, all the doctor’s surgeries were closed. I ended up in a wheelchair on and off the BA flight to London, but they were so generous with the red wine it probably made my gout worse!

I take daily allopurinol now and have never had gout since.

Posted 29 Jul 2021 at 17:37
Hi guys just a question. Now I’m advanced PCA with spread to lymph and bone it’s hard to get insurance. I’ve just tried saga and they want £400 just for me on a 7 night Iberian cruise. Is this mental or does it sound about right. I want to travel as much as possible whilst I can.

Thanks in advance

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade

Posted 29 Jul 2021 at 23:37
I think the cruise bit pushes the price up - Dad's was nearly £1000. It is very expensive getting people airlifted from a cruise ship in a crisis and, as my friend found out a couple of years ago, just as expensive having to get a body off and returned home.
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Posted 08 Sep 2021 at 09:31
Just tried to get insurance cover for a Caribbean cruise in Jan 2022, and so far no one will offer insurance.

Without insurance you cannot get on the boat. Does seem very frustrating, it's not as if i've got a dicky ticker that might pack up at any moment.

I feel perfectly fit and well with PC at the moment and doubt it would cause issue so quickly over a two week cruise but the insurance companies just make you feel like an outcast to society!!! :-(

Posted 08 Sep 2021 at 16:55

We are in the same boat I asked the same question in another thread, we are trying to get insurance to go away in may to Canada but so far on one will give us a quote but my husband is still going through chemotherapy so we are going to leave it for a while and try again 


Posted 08 Sep 2021 at 17:27
Whilst the USA has some of the best hospitals and clinicians in the World, unless you are covered by insurance, the cost of treatment could be bankrupting. So it's one place I would not wish to carry my own risk with advanced PCa.

I also agree it can be better to discuss an individual case direct with insurers rather than try to arrange through comparison sites who operate in a less flexible way. It may well be that your situation will be referred to a specialist team who will evaluate your individual application and assess you as a risk on the basis of your answers to questions

Posted 08 Sep 2021 at 20:53
I got insurance from Battle Face that excludes pre existing conditions
Posted 09 Sep 2021 at 09:21


Finally got an annual policy from AllClear Travel Insurance that includes cover for PC, phoned them rather than go through the web. Price was a bit heavy to say the least but at least I can go abroad over the next 12 months with that piece of mind.

Ta, Stuart

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