could anyone recommend any insurance companies who don't charge extortionate rates
Welcome to the forum Antnewt.
If you're able to tell us what type of insurance you are looking for other members will find it easier to reply with their recommendations. I also wanted to let you know that we have a section on our website that gives information and advice on finding insurance companies that cater for those with a cancer diagnosis which you can look at here.
I hope this helps and you are able to find the right insurance company for you.
All the best,
Steph, Cancer Chat Moderator