Travelling when you have cancer or treatment might need some extra planning. There are organisations to help you and plenty of tips to make it easier.
Travelling in the UK when you have cancer might mean you need to plan ahead a little.
Travelling abroad when you have cancer might not affect where or how you travel. But sometimes you could have a few extra things to think about.
You might not be able to travel when you have certain cancers or cancer treatments – check with your doctor.
When you need to take medicines abroad with you, it’s worth planning ahead. Some drugs are restricted. You may need a doctor’s letter or export licence.
Plan a safe and pleasant journey with these travel tips for people who have cancer, are having treatment or are recovering from treatment.
When you’re travelling you may need to take extra care, especially if you’re at risk of blood clots, infection, lymphoedema (swelling) or sun sensitivity.
Getting travel insurance when you’ve had cancer can be difficult. But it’s important to have insurance and there are specialist companies you can contact.
When you need extra help with travelling, you can get useful information from airports and airlines, train companies and several charities.