Travel and cancer
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 affect you if you’ve had cancer treatment in the past.
This is Alan's story of travelling after being diagnosed with cancer. Cancer experiences vary and this video tells just one person's story. To hear others, visit our online community.
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There are many different reasons why you might want to travel. You may want to go away to relax, see new places, meet friends or family, or perhaps to work.
Travelling can be a positive and fulfilling experience. But when you have cancer, there are a few more things you will have to think about when planning a trip. It’s important that you (and any health professionals looking after you) think about any possible health problems and check thoroughly whether you are fit to travel. With careful planning, you’ll be able to look forward to and enjoy your trip.
The information in this section aims to help you avoid or overcome any problems, so you can enjoy your travels and have a stress-free break.
We’ve also included comments from people affected by cancer, which you might find useful. Some names have been changed. Some are from our Online Community and the website healthtalkonline.org.