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Droit d'oubli - no need to admit cancer

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:58 pm
by pennycsf
In case you don't know, since 2017 there has been a law in France which entitles former cancer patients or those in remission NOT to admit to their cancer.

This is called the Droit d'oubli and relates to those who have been out of active treatment for 10 years (5 years for young people). If you are wanting travel insurance or insurance to back up a bank loan, for example, you can simply not admit to the cancer.

There is more about this on this website - in French, of course:

https://rose-association.fr/defense-des ... de-cancer/

Nice to know! :D

Re: Droit d'oubli - no need to admit cancer

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:53 am
by KarenVM87
Thanks Penny.
I did not know this, and hope you don't mind but I have copied and posted this to our FB page.

Re: Droit d'oubli - no need to admit cancer

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:12 am
by pennycsf
I'm pleased I posted it, Karen, the more who are aware the better!

There are some quirks, I believe, because the law relates to calculating the date from the end of active treatment. In BC, as an example, if someone has chemo, radio and then hormonotherapy, the date is counted from the end of the radio as hormonotherapy is not classed as "active treatment". I believe that is the same with some of the other cancers.

On the whole, good news :D