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Find out about some of the words and terms you might hear when planning a holiday or getting travel insurance.
When you are planning a holiday or getting travel insurance, you may come across lots of new words or terms and not know what they mean. Below we explain some of these words and terms. We have also used bold to highlight them in our information. Remember, you can call the Macmillan Support Line free on 0808 808 00 00 if you need more information or support.
How cancer treatment may affect your travels.
Get information about vaccinations, immunisations and going abroad for treatment.
Taking care of yourself while you are away will help you to enjoy your trip.
Things to consider when buying travel insurance.
Order or download free, reliable information that is easy to understand. Our booklets cover signs and symptoms, diagnosis, cancer types, treatments and living with cancer.
Different chemotherapy drugs or combinations of chemotherapy drugs are given differently and have different side effects.
If you're deciding which charity to support with your fundraising, talk to us. We want to be there for everyone affected by cancer, and we need your help.
What's happening near you? Find out about support groups, where to get information and how to get involved with Macmillan where you are.
Read our blog for travel insurance recommendations and advice from people who have been away since their cancer diagnosis.
Share experiences and advice on practical issues when living with cancer, such as money, work, benefits, transport, food and drink, organising support at home, or getting specialist equipment.
We rely on a number of sources to gather evidence for our information. If you’d like further information on the sources we use, please feel free to contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
All our information is reviewed by cancer or other relevant professionals to ensure that it’s accurate and reflects the best evidence available. We thank all those people who have provided expert review for the information on this page.
Our information is also reviewed by people affected by cancer to ensure it is as relevant and accessible as possible. Thank you to all those people who reviewed what you're reading and have helped our information to develop.
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