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This section aims to help if you, or someone close to you, has cancer and would like to travel. It also covers issues that may come up for people who have had cancer treatment in the past.
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Your reasons for wanting to travel are likely to be the same as those of someone who isn’t affected by cancer. You may want to go away to relax, see new places, meet friends or family, or perhaps to work.
Being diagnosed with cancer sometimes makes people more motivated to travel. Some people decide to bring forward trips they had always imagined going on.
Travelling can be a positive and fulfilling experience, but there are a number of difficulties you may experience when travelling or planning a trip. It’s important that you (and any health professionals looking after you) think about any potential health problems and make a thorough and realistic assessment of whether or not you’re fit to travel.
Difficulties with travel can often be avoided through good planning. This section aims to help you avoid or overcome any problems, so you can enjoy your travels and have a stress-free break.
In our online community we're always looking to discuss the issues that are important to you. Have a look at our blog to find out about the information that can help you with your travel planning.
Content last reviewed: 1 October 2011
Next planned review: 2013
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