Supporting the

Neuroendocrine Cancer Community

Travelling and Neuroendocrine Cancer

Whether you need to take a trip for work, a mini-break or just want to get away from it all, you can reduce the stress of travelling and look after yourself by getting prepared in advance.

If you love to travel, there’s no reason why trips in the UK or overseas should be any less enjoyable if you have a NCUK. They can be the perfect way to relax and reflect – you just might need to spend a little more time planning your trip than usual.

Living with neuroendocrine Cancer can make daily life more demanding for many people, but it can be difficult for others to recognise, acknowledge or understand the challenges you face.

The Sunflower Lanyard Scheme was set up to provide practical help and support for those living with ‘hidden’ health issues – and is recognised by almost 1000 businesses and organisations across the UK, including all UK airports, most train and coach companies and some supermarket chains. 

Travel Insurance

It can be difficult or expensive to get travel insurance after you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, and searching for comprehensive cover can be frustrating. However, there are reputable companies that will provide cover for those with a Neuroendocrine Cancer at a reasonable cost (though do remember any other medical conditions may carry their own cost increases).

Once you’ve found companies that could help, we’d recommend you phone to discuss your situation rather than using an online application form. Ask to speak to a senior insurance consultant, and have information from your care team with you so you can explain exactly what your situation is.

Many insurers do struggle to understand what Neuroendocrine Cancer is, and how it behaves and may affect those living with it, but with persistence, you can find companies who do get it, and will give you the best cover you need at a reasonable cost.

Make sure you allow plenty of time to search for the best deal and when you find it, spread the word!

List of Insures

We cannot guarantee or formally endorse the companies below, they have been identified and recommended by others living with Neuroendocrine Cancer, as being helpful and reasonably priced.

It may also help to get two quotes; one that covers everything, including your Neuroendocrine Cancer and one that covers everything apart from your Neuroendocrine Cancer.

NB. If you work or have worked for civil or public service – the organisation or union may offer preferential deals e.g. police force, armed forces, etc. Please mention this to the advisor.

Always check with your travel agent or for the latest advice and information before booking your trip AND before travelling.

For more information about travelling and Neuroendocrine Cancer read our handbook.

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Neuroendocrine Cancer UK is a UK wide charity solely dedicated to providing support and information to those affected by Neuroendocrine Cancer.


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