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In expert hands for as long as you need

Being diagnosed with cancer can be one of the most difficult times of your life, which is why it's important to have cancer cover in place with a provider you can trust. Bupa's cancer promise to you is based on over 60 years of providing support for those dealing with diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Throughout the years, we have developed our cancer cover to bring you the best treatment, support and information available, so that if the worst happens, you have the best cover on your side.

Our promise to you

At Bupa, we believe in keeping our promise, which is why Bupa cancer cover comes with a range of features. So if the unthinkable should happen, you can rest assured you'll receive the best possible care.

No financial or time limits
There are no financial or time limits which means you would not run out of funding for treatment midway through your cancer treatment.

Where cancer is covered as part of your core health insurance, there are no time limits and all your eligible cancer treatment costs are paid in full, when you use a healthcare facility from your chosen Bupa network and a Bupa recognised consultant who agrees to charge within Bupa limits (a fee assured consultant).

Access to proven drugs and treatments
You can benefit from access to new proven breakthrough cancer drugs and treatments, even before they are available on the NHS or approved by NICE.

Support at every stage
From day one, we'll provide cover and support to you and your family, including palliative treatment if your cancer becomes untreatable.

Specialist oncology support team
Our understanding, experienced oncology team can offer vital support through difficult decisions.

Treatment across the country and in your home
You'll have access to our network of cancer specialist centres, hospitals and consultant partners, plus the option of chemotherapy treatment delivered by a specialist nurse in the comfort of your own home if clinically appropriate.

Individual and employee cover
Unlike some insurers, we believe in offering you the same outstanding level of cancer cover, whether you have cover as an individual or as an employee of a company.

Specialist advisers
Access to a named specialist nurse or adviser to help manage your care throughout your journey.

Access to trained counsellors
The comfort that you'll have access to a trained counsellor for emotional and psychological support.

  • Bupa Insurance limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Bupa Insurance Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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Find out how you could be covered and how to make a claim.

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Living with and beyond cancer eBook and app

Helping others understand the physical, emotional, social and financial challenges faced by people after cancer treatment.

Download here

Talking to kids about cancer
Use our series of booklets aimed at telling children aged seven to 11 about cancer.

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If you need support, have any questions about cancer or just need someone to talk to, call free, Monday to Friday 9am-8pm on 0808 808 00 00
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