Carpenters Benefit Fund

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Welcome Carpenters Benefit Fund Members

Colorectal cancer screenings covered by your plan at 100%

Carpenters Benefit Funds of Philadelphia has partnered with to provide its members a FREE at-home colorectal cancer screening test


Why get screened?

Colon cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer. A simple 5 minute screening test can help you detect and prevent cancer before any symptoms occur.  All men and women at age 45 and over should begin regular screening.

1 in 20

Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer in their lifetimes


Colon cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the USA

Colon Cancer affects men and women equally

About InSure® ONE uses the InSure ONE screening kit, a convenient, at-home fecal immunochemical test kit that only requires water-based sampling of one bowel movement. Colorectal cancer screening has never been easier.

Early detection for a preventable cancer

Colorectal cancer that is caught in the early stages has a 5-year survival rate of over 90%. Yet, only 39% of cases are diagnosed in early stages due to low screening rates. When disease spreads to distant organs, the 5-year survival rate drops to 11%.

Accurate colorectal screening

InSure® ONE is a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) that qualitatively detects human hemoglobin from blood in fecal samples, which may be an indication of lower gastrointestinal bleeding associated with polyps, colorectal cancers, or large adenomas that bleed.

Studies show that the InSure® ONE testing helps more people actually get the screening they need. FIT testing is considered a tier 1 test for colorectal screening and is supported by medical guidelines, including the American Cancer Society, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the US Preventive Services Task Force for early detection of Colorectal Cancer.

What’s in the kit sends a patient-friendly kit that contains everything necessary to collect a water-based sample and package it for shipping in an enclosed self-mailing envelope.

The kit includes

  • Patient instructions for use
  • A test card
  • 2 long-handled brushes
  • 2 waste bags
  • A form to enter your provider data
  • Pre-paid envelope to return specimens to our lab

Patient-friendly collection

The convenient water-based collection method uses unique, patented brush sampling that does not require any stool collection or handling. There are no dietary or medicinal restrictions. Patients collect 2 water-based samples from a single bowel movement.

Patient Instructions – English

Patient Instructions – Spanish