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Advanced Cancer Cover

Offering your clients end-to-end treatment and support every step of the way.

VitalityHealth's Advanced Cancer Cover not only provides support to your clients once diagnosed, but offers both preventative measures and best-in-class treatment such as biological therapies.

VitalityHealth offers a complete cancer proposition designed to lower the risk of developing cancer, diagnose quickly* and fully cover the cost of treatment. VitalityHealth will not only cover the finances, but will provide you with specialist care and support throughout – being your complete care package.
  • Diagnosis*
  • Treatment
  • Claim management support & recovery
  • Prevention

* Subject to Out-patient Cover being selected



    With you every step of the way

    At Vitality, we give your clients the tools and incentives they need to improve their overall wellbeing and in turn, potentially reduce their risk of developing some cancers.

    With our wide range of health and wellness partners, we make it easier and cheaper for your clients to do activities such as going to our partner gyms, increase their daily activity with discounted activity trackers and help to stop smoking with Allen Carr's Easyway.

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    Diagnosis

    We understand that a fast diagnosis can be lifesaving and give your clients access to various discounts and screenings.

    Discounts and screenings may include:

    • One Vitality Healthcheck at no extra cost*
    • 50% to 81% off a Bluecrest screening
    • Access to Vitality GP

    Discounted Screenings

    We’ve partnered with Check4Cancer, a trusted provider of early cancer detection and genetic services, to offer qualifying members a range of discounted cancer checks and tests. This service is for anyone who’s anxious about developing cancer in the future and wants to understand their own personal risk.

    The discounted checks cover:

    • Bowel cancer

    • Breast cancer

    • Cervical cancer

    Check4Cancer’s team of specialists has extensive clinical expertise and evidence-based services that are supported by audit data.

    Learn more about Check4Cancer

    * One adult on a Personal Healthcare plan can have a Vitality Healthcheck at no additional cost each plan year. The principal member on Business Healthcare and Corporate Healthcare plans can have a Vitality Healthcheck at no additional cost each plan year. All other adults on a plan are able to have a Vitality Healthcheck, which are available for £15 each.

    Advanced Cancer Cover is included as part of Core Cover on all Personal Healthcare and Business Healthcare plans, which promises to pay all eligible costs associated with the condition once diagnosed. This includes giving members full cover for biological therapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy. 

     Advanced Cancer Cover  Cover Amount
     Biological therapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy Full Cover 
     Hormone therapies and bisphosphonate therapy Full Cover
     End of life care Pain relief plus the services of a qualified
    nurse at home for up to 14 days (max
    £1,000 per day)
     Cancer surgery and reconstructive surgery Full Cover
     Scalp cooling Full Cover
     Wigs & restyling Up to £300 per condition
     Mastectomy bras and external prostheses Up to £200 per condition for mastectomy
    bras and up to £5,000 per condition for
    external prostheses
     Follow-up consultations Full Cover
     Targeted Cancer Screening 50% discount on screens and risk assessments
    for breast, bowel and cervical cancer


    Our Full Cover Promise means your clients are covered for all in-patient and day-patient consultant and anaesthetists fees eligible on their Personal Healthcare and Business Healthcare plan.

    Also, our specialist team of clinically-trained, patient-centred professionals and Care Consultants are here to make the treatment process as straightforward as possible, helping your client and their family understand clearly how the benefits on their plan apply to each situation. 

    Frequently asked questions

    Here are a few questions we've answered for your clients.

    Can your clients receive cancer treatment at home?

    We cover the use of eligible home chemotherapy, such as tablets, injections and infusions, as well as biological and bisphosphonate therapies. To give your clients more choice they can also be treated at home at any point during their care as long as their consultant agrees – for example, they can start treatment in hospital and decide to go home, or vice versa.

    Do you provide cover for all types of cancer?

    Yes. We also provide cover for primary and any secondary cancers, if the cancer spreads during treatment.

    Does Vitality cover cancer drugs that haven't yet been approved by NICE?

    If there’s enough evidence of their effectiveness, we cover the use of new drugs or other treatments, even if they’ve not yet been reviewed or recommended by NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence). However, we don't cover the use of drugs outside the terms of their licence in the UK; or experimental drugs with no evidence of effectiveness; or any treatment not considered clinically appropriate in the UK.

    What if the client's cancer can't be treated?

    If your client has Advanced Cancer Cover and the cancer is no longer treatable, we pay for palliative care in hospital as well as nursing care to relieve their symptoms, including pain relief at the end stage, up to a maximum of £1,000 a day for 14 days.

    Vitality Care at Champneys

    Champneys specialise in health and wellbeing, offering exceptionally high standards of both service and care.

    Following treatment, breast cancer patients will be offered a place on a group-based retreat at the Champneys resort in Tring, Hertfordshire. Champneys Tring resort is an outstanding health resort in the heart of Hertfordshire, steeped in history, set in 170 acres of rolling parkland. 
    • Relax– an overnight stay and two full days access to spa facilities. 
    • Recover – group-based and one-on-one consultations to help manage the psychological, physical and emotional side effects that often come with treatment and recovery.
    • Support – as a group-based retreat, your clients will receive the support of other patients who also know what it is to experience a similar journey.

    Vitality Pink

    Cancer Benefit Booster

    Up to £1,000 extra support a month, when your clients need it most.

    The Cancer Benefit Booster is a unique insurance benefit, at no extra cost, when your clients have an eligible health insurance plan, as well as an eligible life insurance plan.
    Find out more

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    Where to next?

    • Consultant Select

      Consultant Select gives your clients complete peace of mind care, by putting their treatment path in the hands of the consultants.

    • Vitality Care

      Dedicated support for your clients with complex or ongoing claims to help them get the best from their plans.

    • Discounted Cancer Checks with Check4Cancer

      Your clients can get discounted cancer checks and risk assessments through our partner Check4Cancer.

    • Full Cover Promise

      Unlike with some other insurers, our Full Cover Promise means your clients won't be left out of pocket when they claim.