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Travelling & Brain Tumours

Thinking of travelling after a diagnosis? Talk to your treating physician about the effects of travelling at high altitude for brain tumour patients and ways to mitigate that.  See the list of countries with a reciprocal health agreement with Australia here.

 

A/Prof Andrew Cole MBBS FAFRM, Chief Medical Officer, HammondCare, Conjoint Associate Professor, UNSW tip from the Sydney forum, May 2017:

"In regard to the aircraft – the two aircraft that have the higher cabin pressures (so less dehydration and headache) and those with a high percentage of composites in the their construction – the Airbus A350 and the Boeing 787 (‘dreamliner’). The Boeing 787 is flown by Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Air Canada, United Airlines, LatAm Chile etc over the Pacific, ANA to Japan, Hainan Air to China, and Qatar and Air India towards West Asia and Europe. Qantas will take delivery of its first couple of 787s towards the end of this year, and will commence a new direct Perth – London non-stop service in about March next year. The Airbus A350 is flown by Singapore Airlines, Qatar, and (very recently) Cathay Pacific; it is a newer airplane, so not so many are in service just yet."

 

See Andrew's slides from the Sydney Brain Cancer Action forum on 25 May 2017 life after brain tumours - on travel and driving and more here.

 

Also read the letter regarding travel insurance from the Insurance Council of Australia here.  

See Smart Traveller here.