Cancer can pretty much affect any part of the body and roughly fifty percent of us will experience it at some point in our lifetime.

The condition is caused by some of the cells in a body either growing abnormally or being damaged and multiplying. The cells could form a lump of tissue, this is know as a tumor and there can be either cancerous or benign tumors formed. Cancerous tumors can move into other parts of the body whereas benign tumors don’t move into other sections of the body.

The four most common forms of cancer in the UK are:

  • Breast cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Bowel cancer

Below are some of the conditions we have included pages for:

Cancer Research UK

One of the biggest cancer charities in the UK is Cancer Research UK, they have a wealth of information on their website from describing the forms a cancer to how their research works.

To visit Cancer Research UK please click here -

First and foremost, they provide support and information to those experiencing the condition including a nurse helpline and an online cancer chat forum. The famous “race for life” is one of the events Cancer Research UK helps arrange to help fund their services.

Travelling with Cancer

For most looking to travel with cancer it won’t affect your holiday or how you travel, just prepare for your trip in the right way. Taking time to think about and consider what extra precautions and needs you need to cater for will allow you to plan and get as ready before you leave as much as possible. Talk to the medical professionals helping treat your condition for advice, speak to airlines and accommodation regarding any equipment or assistance you may need and check the medication is safe for travelling with and in your destination country.

When it comes to getting travel insurance for your cancer condition Direct Travel offers an easy online screening service which takes just a matter of minutes to complete and could help you find cost effective cancer travel insurance.

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