Can I fly when I have cancer?

Many patients with active cancer can fly safely.  If you have concerns about your fitness for flying, ask your doctor — some cancer patients (such as those who have had lung-related problems, edema, or recent surgery) might be at risk for complications if they fly.  Cancer Research UK’s brief list addresses situations when you shouldn’t fly.  The National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s online article offers general tips about traveling with cancer.  However, even though you and your doctor think you can fly safely, sometimes the airline might prevent you from flying … continue reading