Cover for travel while on Rituximab

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jbear
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Cover for travel while on Rituximab

I know there has been a previous topic about travel insurance but there hasn't been any replies for some time so I thought I would start a more specific one.
One of the things on my bucket list is to fly on a plane as I have never done so and my children haven't been on a plane either so we were planning on a holiday to Spain in the May half term.
I can get quotes for travel insurance for a reasonable price but then when you read the small print the cover doesn't include any cover for anything related to the lymphoma (because I am still undergoing maintenance therapy) which kind of defeats the object!
I am waiting to hear from the underwriters on a policy that I got a quote for through insurancewith.com to see if they will cover it or not.
Has anyone had any sucess in getting a policy that covers their lymphoma while having maintenance therapy of rituximab?

Mandyx

janet
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Hi Mandy,
I got an annual policy whilst on Rituximab maintainence with Medici. It was just over £100 and covered Europe, Turkey, Morocco. I hope they will renew shortly as still on maintainence. It covered lymphoma.
Have a great time,
Janet

jbear
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Hi Janet,

Hi Janet,
I tried Medici for a single trip policy and they declined to cover the lymphoma but referred me to their partner company of goodtogoinsurance. They offered me cover but for a single trip policy for a week in Spain it was £281 (for medical and repatriation cover) but if I wanted cancellation, curtailment, abandonment, personal property, travel delays and missed departures it went up to £338!! I'm still looking round!!!
Mandy

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I've just looked out of

I've just looked out of interest to see if they would cover me on an annual policy and they said they couldn't :(