If you've searched the web for private health insurance that covers bone cancer then you are most likely for looking for established UK based health insurance companies that will cover your bone cancer.
Our advice when looking for health insurance that covers bone cancer is to speak to a insurance broker. Health insurance is incredibly complex and if you want absolute certainty that bone cancer is covered by your policy you should consult with a medical insurance broker who can explain which providers will cover this medical condition and which will exclude it.
There are many advantages to using a broker but the biggest by far is that you're using their expertise at no cost. They are paid by the insurer (Aviva or Bupa etc) rather than by you so it costs you no extra to use their services.
- Do you reside in many different areas? Some will give you a lower premium than offers. A broker will be able to advise whats best.
- Do you have a hobby that may invalidate your insurance claim? A broker will know this critical information.
- If you are a couple and one of you has claimed on your policy this year would it be cheaper to separate you both onto two different policies?
- You've developed a certain condition and want to know which insurer offers the biggest amount of cover for it. A broker will know this instantly saving you so much time and effort.
You can call around every health insurance provider on the market and ask if they cover bone cancer, however this will be a very time consuming process. Each insurer will ask for your medical history because its not normally a simple yes or not if a medical condition is covered or not.
Its much quicker to speak to one medical insurance broker which will know which providers on the market cover bone cancer and under what terms they do or don't cover it.
Bone Cancer Information
Primary bone cancer is a rare type of cancer that begins in the bones. Around 550 new cases are diagnosed each year in the UK.
This is a separate condition from secondary bone cancer, which is cancer that spreads to the bones after developing in another part of the body.
These pages only refer to primary bone cancer. The Macmillan Cancer Support website has more information about secondary bone cancer.
Bone cancer can affect any bone, but most cases develop in the long bones of the legs or upper arms.
The main symptoms include:
If you or your child are experiencing persistent, severe or worsening bone pain, visit your GP. While it's highly unlikely to be the result of bone cancer, it does require further investigation.
Read more about the symptoms of bone cancer
Some of the main types of bone cancer are:
Young people can be affected because the rapid growth spurts that occur during puberty may make bone tumours develop.
The above types of bone cancer affect different types of cell. The treatment and outlook will depend on the type of bone cancer you have.
In most cases, it's not known why a person develops bone cancer.
You're more at risk of developing it if you:
Read more about the causes of bone cancer
Treatment for bone cancer depends on the type of bone cancer you have and how far it has spread.
Most people have a combination of: