Everyone needs some time to relax and unwind, and if you’ve been through cancer treatment a holiday could be just what the doctor ordered. However, when it comes to buying travel insurance, finding the right policy can sometimes be more challenging if you have a cancer diagnosis.
Whether it’s rest and relaxation you need or a little bit of excitement and adventure, if you feel up to travelling, then having cancer doesn’t need to stop you from exploring the rest of the world.
If you have recently been diagnosed with cancer, a holiday can give you the time and space to come to terms with the illness. Or maybe you need a few days away to recuperate from cancer treatment. You might even want to go on holiday to celebrate the all-clear.
Unfortunately, many travel insurers are reluctant to cover cancer patients, or anyone with a pre-existing medical condition, because they are considered more likely to make a claim.
In the States, there are several charities and organizations that can offer free accommodation and housing assistance for cancer patients and their families
No one looks forward to a hospital stay, especially if it means travelling out of town.
Every day, more than 4,500 people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer. Many must travel out-of-state for second opinions, treatment and surgery. Combined with the millions who are already fighting cancer, the need for convenient, caring, and cost-free accommodation for patients’ family members throughout the United States increases every year.
Not having to worry about where to stay or how to pay for lodging allows guests to focus on getting better, and gives family and friends the space to focus on being supportive. To help you find accommodation, we’ve done our homework, and found some fantastic charities and organizations that are dedicated to offering housing assistance for cancer patients and their loved ones.
Unlike a hotel, these facilities also provide opportunities to connect with others going through similar situations.
Now that summer is in full swing, we’ve rounded up the best summer hats for cancer patients, and included some helpful tips for choosing headwear in the hotter months.
We love spending time outside during the summer. Resting in the garden, eating outdoors, and going for walks are all great ways to enjoy the season.
No matter the activity, we’re always trying to stay cool, comfortable, and sun safe. We love choosing pretty and colourful summer hats to help prevent overheating and to keep ourselves protected.
If you’re experiencing hair loss due to cancer treatment, you’ll know that finding the perfect sun hat is even more important. Skin can become very sensitive to sunlight after chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Preventing sunburns, and managing body temperature, are both important parts of staying healthy throughout the cancer journey.
One of our favourite bloggers, Laura, is a 27 year old teacher living in London, In 2016 she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. To help her talk about her illness, she and her dad decided to refer to her cancer as “Cyril”, making it seem just a little bit less scary. Laura’s imaginary conversations with Cyril often show how doubts and worries can creep into your daily life with cancer, but the FindingCyril blog is bursting with heartfelt humour, joyous photos and Laura’s upbeat personality.