If you've searched the net for health insurance that covers vaginal cancer then you are probably for looking for trusted UK based health insurance providers that will cover vaginal cancer.
Our advice when looking for private medical insurance that covers vaginal cancer is to speak to a health insurance broker. Health insurance is very complex and if you want complete certainty that vaginal cancer is covered you should consult with a 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 insurance training 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 brokering services.
- Do you reside in many different postcodes? Some will give you a lower policy 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 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 policy provider 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 medical insurance provider you can find and ask if they cover vaginal 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 far far quicker to speak to one health insurance broker which will know which policy providers on the market cover vaginal cancer and under what terms they do or don't cover it.
Vaginal Cancer Information
Vaginal cancer is a rare type of cancer that begins in the vagina. Around 260 new cases are diagnosed in the UK each year.
Cancer that begins in the vagina is called primary vaginal cancer. Cancer that begins in another part of the body – such as the cervix, womb or ovaries – and spreads to the vagina is known as secondary vaginal cancer.
This topic is about primary vaginal cancer. There are separate topics on cervical cancer, ovarian cancer and womb cancer.
The most common symptom of vaginal cancer is abnormal vaginal bleeding. This includes:
Other symptoms can include:
See your GP if you experience any abnormal vaginal bleeding, changes in your usual pattern of periods (such as irregular periods or heavier periods than usual), or problems urinating.
While it's highly unlikely that these symptoms are caused by vaginal cancer, they should still be investigated by your GP. Read more about diagnosing vaginal cancer.
The exact causes of vaginal cancer are unknown, but things that may increase your risk of developing it include:
As there is a possible link with HPV, it may be possible to reduce your risk of vaginal cancer by practising safe sex.
The HPV vaccination, which is now routinely offered to girls who are 12 to 13 years old, provides protection against 2 strains of HPV thought to be responsible for most cases of vaginal and cervical cancer.
Read more about the causes of vaginal cancer.
Treatment for vaginal cancer depends on which part of your vagina is affected and how far the cancer has spread (known as the "stage").
The main treatments for vaginal cancer are:
These treatments can cause both short- and long-term side effects that should be discussed with your care team before treatment begins.
Read more about treating vaginal cancer.