Now that summer is almost upon us, millions of Britons will be starting to think about what to pack for the long awaited summer getaway. But for people with cancer, the thought of going away, even for just a few days, can be a daunting one. To address this, Cancer Research UK has launched an online travel advice section on its award winning CancerHelp UK website.

CancerHelp UK provides free information about cancer and cancer care for patients and their friends and families. The new ‘Travelling with cancer’ section contains helpful advice for travelling in the UK and abroad, and answers a range of questions that people may have, from how their physical needs could affect their trip to practical issues such as travel insurance and vaccinations.

Key areas featured on the site include:

  • How cancer and treatment might affect travelling
  • Travelling in the UK
  • Travelling abroad
  • When not to travel
  • Taking medicines abroad
  • Taking care when you are away
  • Travel tips

Liz Woolf, head of CancerHelp UK, said: “For many people, having cancer won’t prevent them from travelling, but some may need to make special arrangements. The information provided on the website will help people to ensure that cancer doesn’t spoil their travel plans and enable them to enjoy their break to the full.”

For more information about travelling with cancer, click here.


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About Cancer Research UK

  • Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK’s vision is to beat cancer.
  • Cancer Research UK carries out world-class research to improve understanding of the disease and find out how to prevent, diagnose and treat different kinds of cancer.
  • Cancer Research UK ensures that its findings are used to improve the lives of all cancer patients.
  • Cancer Research UK helps people to understand cancer, the progress that is being made and the choices each person can make.
  • Cancer Research UK works in partnership with others to achieve the greatest impact in the global fight against cancer.


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