If you've searched the net for private medical insurance that covers eye cancer then you are most likely for looking for established UK based health insurance companies that will cover eye cancer.
Our advice when looking for health insurance that covers eye cancer is to speak to a health insurance broker. Health insurance is very complicated and if you want complete certainty that eye 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 largest by far is that you're using their expertise at no cost. They are paid by the insurer (Aviva or Bupa etc) rather than you so it costs you no extra to use their services.
- Do you live 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 policy? A broker will know this vital 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 insurance policies?
- You've developed a certain medical condition and want to know which insurer offers the biggest amount of cover for it. A broker will know this instantly saving you huge amounts of time and effort.
You can call around every health insurance provider on the market and ask if they cover eye 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 health insurance broker which will know which providers on the market cover eye cancer and under what terms they do or don't cover it.
Eye Cancer Information
Between 500 and 600 cases of eye cancer (ocular cancer) are diagnosed in the UK each year.
There are a number of different types of cancer that affect the eyes, including:
Cancer can also sometimes develop in the tissues surrounding your eyeball or spread to the eye from other parts of the body, such as the lungs or breasts.
This topic focuses on melanoma of the eye, one of the most common types of eye cancer. The Cancer Research UK website has more information about other types of eye cancer.
This page covers:
Symptoms of eye cancer
About melanoma of the eye
What causes eye melanoma?
Diagnosing melanoma of the eye
Treatments for eye melanoma
Outlook for eye melanoma
Eye cancer doesn't always cause obvious symptoms and may only be picked up during a routine eye test.
Symptoms of eye cancer can include:
These symptoms can also be caused by more minor eye conditions, so they're not necessarily a sign of cancer. However, it's important to get the symptoms checked by a doctor as soon as possible.
Melanoma is cancer that develops from pigment-producing cells called melanocytes. Most melanomas develop in the skin, but it's also possible for them to occur in other parts of the body, including the eye.