Before you travel, talk to your doctor or specialist nurse about your plans. They can give you advice about:
- whether it is safe for you to travel
- taking medicines abroad
- any issues you need to think about because of the cancer type, treatment or side effects.
Taking a doctor’s letter
It may be helpful to ask your GP for a written summary of your diagnosis and treatment. You can take this with you and show it to healthcare providers abroad if you become ill. Some travel insurance providers may ask for a doctor’s letter to show you are fit to travel.
You may be able to look up translations of some of the key phrases on the notes, such as the cancer type or treatment, and write these down next to them. But only do this if you are certain the translation is correct.
You will need a letter from your GP or oncology team before taking some medicines abroad.