Breast cancer
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29 April 2019

Holiday after lumpectomy

Last reply: 1 year ago

Hi there, looking for some advice please? I had a lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy on April 8th last. Unfortunately didn’t get clear margins so am booked in for a 2nd op on May 13th. Thankfully nodes all clear so no more surgery needed on lymph nodes. My partner and I are booked to fly for a week to Lanzarote on the 25th May (holiday was booked months ago before my diagnosis) surgeon reckons I’ll be okay to travel and could do with the break before I start into radiotherapy. Has anyone else travelled that soon after a lumpectomy (12 days)? Would welcome any advice? Also any suggestions on travel insurers who will cover mid treatment? Unfortunately my annual travel insurance policy which I took out in May 2018 expires the day we are due to fly out!

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commented by Irish Cancer Society
20 May 2019

1 year ago

Dear Fifitully, thank you for your post.  Im sorry to read of your diagnosis and I hope you are recovering well after your lumpectomy.  It can be difficult to get travel insurance with a cancer diagnosis, we always recomend people to ring around for the best quote or to contact an insurance broker to obtain quotes.  if you would like to contact the nurseline for any advice, our number is 1800200700.  Kind Regards

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