TSA Cares: Tips for Individuals Traveling with Cancer


TSA is sensitive to individuals traveling with disabilities and medical conditions including persons undergoing cancer treatment. If you need assistance contact the TSa Cares helpline 72 hours before your scheduled flight and will coordinate assistance with a ts a passenger support specialist or a lead Transportation security officer who can provide on-the-spot assistance at a checkpoint? let the TSa officer know if you’re traveling with medications liquid medications greater than 3.4 ounces and medical accessories are allowed in your carry-on bag just keep in mind Medically require liquids will be subjected to additional screening Please be sure to inform the TSA officer if you do not want or cannot have your medication screened by X-Ray additional steps will be taken to clear the liquid and you may undergo additional screening procedures to include a pat-down and Screening of other carry-on property you’ll be screened by walk through metal detector or advanced imaging technology If you cannot or choose not to be screened by advanced imaging technology a walk through metal detector Or if you alarm during screening, you will undergo a pat-down If you are a head covering such as a bandana head scarf or hairpiece You’ll be permitted to wear the head covering throughout the screening process However the item may require additional screening which may include a patch out of the head covering There may be times from the head covering may need to be removed to determine if the area is free of a threat item For your comfort and discretion know that at any time during the screening process you may request to speak with a supervisor and/or request Private screening breast prosthesis And mastectomy bras are considered medically necessary and may be more enduring screaming Passengers will not be asked to reveal or remove their breast prosthesis Please remember TSa officers are trained to resolve the alarm Not clear the passenger for more information on screening policies procedures and what to expect at a checkpoint? please contact TSA cares or visit us at TSA Gov or For questions regarding travel set a tweet or direct message on Facebook to ask TSA

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