Artois CPAM works to raise awareness among its policyholders of the essential role of screening | health insurance

Coinciding with the National Cancer Week, which is organized from 14 to 20 March, various preventive activities will be carried out in the reception areas of the CPAM de l’Artois to raise awareness among the general public about the importance of colorectal cancer screening. This simple and painless test is 100% covered by health insurance and is now available online and can also be given by a pharmacist.

Caught early, this cancer is cured in 9 out of 10 cases

Approximately 95% of colorectal cancers are diagnosed after the age of 50In both men and women. This cancer often develops without noticeable signs or symptoms at first. gold, When diagnosed at this stage, it is treatable in 9 out of 10 cases.

Men and women between the ages of 50 and 74, with no risk factors, are wary of this structured screening. They are invited every two years by mail by the Cancer Screening Regional Coordinating Center (CRCDC) to take place This free test is 100% covered by health insurance.

Since 2022 it is possible to order your examination kit directly online via the website During the consultation, the following health professionals can also perform this test: general practitioners, gynecologists, hepatologists, gastroenterologists, as well as doctors from the Health Examination Center (CES). Since May 2022, pharmacists have also been able to issue this collection.

The test is simple and painless independently by the insurer. The sample will then be mailed to a laboratory for analysis. The insured will receive the results in the following days by mail or via a secure online server.

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Support our policyholders in the field

To make policyholders aware of the fundamental role of screening, several activities led by the Prevention Department of CPAM de l’Artois will be presented on our various websites:

  • at Bethune on the 14th of March;
  • at Arras on 17 March;
  • at Lens on 22 March;
  • at Henin-Beaumont on the 24th of March;
  • at Bruay-la-Buissière on 3 April.

CPAM de l’Artois, partner of the Colon Tour®, will also host an information stand during one of the stages of the event in Calones Requart on March 20th. At the same time, a communications campaign is being launched on the Fund’s social networks as a recovery from Operation Mars Blue National.

In numbers:

  • 25%: this is the rate of colorectal cancer screening participation in Artois in 2022;
  • 9090 patients were treated for colorectal cancer in 2020 in Pas-de-Calais.

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