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Our Cancer Promise

Being diagnosed with cancer can be life changing, but Freedom Elite offers comprehensive cancer cover to help fight this terrible condition.

Why cancer is important to us

Cancer touches all our lives. According to the latest statistics, 1 in 2 people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime (Cancer Research UK, 2019).

The good news is that people are getting tested earlier, treatments are getting better and life expectancy for people with cancer is better than ever before.

Nonetheless, cancer is one of our top priorities at Freedom Health Insurance. That is why all our Freedom Elite policies includes comprehensive cancer cover as part of the core cover.

What we will cover

Freedom Elite includes comprehensive cancer cover as standard, designed to meet the cost of active cancer treatment intended to affect the growth of the cancer by shrinking it, stabilising it or slowing the spread of the disease.

 

Our cancer benefit provies the following:

  • Investigation into, and diagnosis of, the initial symptoms (when optional outpatient treatment chosen)
  • Ongoing monitoring if cancer is diagnosed – for as long as you have a policy with us.
  • Surgical treatment – covered in full
  • Chemotherapy/radiotherapy treatment to destroy cancer cells – covered in full
  • Genetic testing to help the oncologist decide whether chemotherapy treatment is the most appropriate form of treatment
  • Targeted therapies designed to stimulate the immunes system, block the growth and spread of cancer cells or to overcome side effects of treatment
  • Hormonal therapies used in the active treatment of cancer
  • Treatment to combat the side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy
  • Bone strengthening drugs (bisphosphonates) that can, in certain situations, protect bones against some effects of cancer, such as pain and weakness
  • Reconstructive surgery after cancer treatment is completed, to restore function or appearance
  • Stem cell therapy and bone marrow transplant – one complete procedure covered in full
  • Post-surgery services (such as a consultation with a dietician, a stoma nurse or a wig needed because of hair loss due to cancer treatment)
  • Advanced cancer – full cover for primary and secondary cancers, if cancer spreads during treatment
  • Palliative care (sometimes called end of life care) intended to control the symptoms of cancer and relieve pain and other symptoms, when active treatment is no longer effective

What we will not cover

There are some treatments that won’t be covered such as:

  • Experimental or unproven treatments which are not based on established clinical practice
  • Unlicensed drugs or drugs being used outside the terms of their licence
  • Preventative treatments designed to prevent a disease or illness where the patient is not suffering from any symptoms
  • Take home drugs and medications after treatment or those which are usually prescribed by a GP

Have any questions?

If you still have questions about our Freedom Elite health plan, check out our Elite FAQs or give us a call on 0800 999 2013* and speak to one of our friendly team members.

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