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You may be thinking about planning a holiday straight after treatment.
Going on holiday is a good way to unwind and get away from it all. It’s a good idea to ask your doctor or nurse for advice before you make any arrangements as there may be some things you’ll need to think about.
For example, it may be better to wait for a few weeks after your treatment is over to give yourself some time to recover. If you’ve had radiotherapy or certain cancer drugs you’ll need to think about protecting your skin from the sun.
There is more information on issues you may need to consider when planning your holiday in our travel and cancer| section.
You may find that it’s difficult to get travel insurance after treatment for cancer. It’s likely to be more expensive and can take longer to arrange. It’s a good idea to give yourself more time to get organised.
We have a travel insurance| section, which lists companies| that may be able to provide travel insurance for people who have had cancer.
Content last reviewed: 1 August 2009
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