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Screening for colon cancer at the pharmacy

Colon cancer is the thirdmost prevalent type of cancer. The risk of developing it rises significantly after the age of 50. Colon cancer that is diagnosed at an early stage is often fully treatable.

This is why it's important to do a preventive examination. We support colon cancer screening at the pharmacy in collaboration with the Swiss pharmacists’ association, pharmaSuisse. A simple stool test enables you to check your personal risk of colon cancer at one of the participating pharmacies.

Our offer for you: Screening for colon cancer at the pharmacy

Advantages of screening for colon cancer

  • Chances of successful treatment – the earlier colon cancer is found, the better the chances of its successful treatment.
  • Assumption of costs – with the right product, we will pay the costs of a consultation and the stool test.
  • No need for an appointment – you can simply go to the pharmacy for an initial consultation to screen your personal risk of developing colon cancer.

Are you interested?

Visit one of the participating pharmacies. The pharmacist will use a questionnaire to check your personal risk of colon cancer. Then you will either be given a stool test that you can do at home, or the pharmacist will recommend that you make a doctor's appointment. The pharmacist will discuss the results of the stool test, as well as any further steps, with you personally.

Further details about screening for colon cancer

The earlier colon cancer is found, the better the chances of its successful treatment. Colon cancer develops gradually and can go unnoticed for years. Don't wait until symptoms begin to appear, because by then it will already be quite advanced.

  • If you are aged 50 and over, with supplementary medical costs insurance with CSS Insurance or Intras, we will cover the costs of the consultation at the pharmacy, and the stool test.
  • Find out more about colon cancer. The CSS digital encyclopaedia contains simple explanations of illnesses and their causes and symptoms.

Do you have any questions?

Our client specialists will be happy to answer your questions in person.