Early detection

Early detection

The earlier a disease is detected, the higher the chance of recovery. Please make an appointment for preventive medical check-ups regularly. The “cancer early detection guidelines” provide for the following services, which are usually covered annually by your statutory health insurance.
  • Swabbing from the cervix (“PAP test”)
  • Palpation of the inner genitals
  • Screening for chlamydia up to age 25

Palpation of the mammary glands and axillae

  • Cervical swab (“PAP test”) with additional testing for the HPV virus every 3 years
  • Palpation of the inner genitals
  • Palpation of the mammary glands and armpits

Mammography screening every 2 years up to the age of 69
Colon cancer early detection with simple testing for occult (hidden) blood in the stool or colonoscopy every 10 years from the age of 50
Palpation of the rectum

Services not covered by statutory health insurance

We are obliged to inform you about the latest medical developments, regardless of the fact that certain services are not covered by statutory health insurance.

That is why we also offer you the following services – individually for your safety:

With this examination, non-palpable changes in the uterus and ovaries can be made visible at an early stage, e.g. fibroids, polyps, cysts, tumors.

Testing for chlamydia can be useful if you still want to have children.
Chlamydia are bacteria that can cause infertility.

  • Colon cancer is the second most common cause of cancer in women after breast cancer
  • This test (“ScheBo® test) is used for early detection of colon cancer from 40 years of age (also for the partner). Recommendation for this: every 1-2 years.
  • A special key enzyme (“M2-PK”) can detect tumors and polyps even in the absence of blood. This test thus offers greater reliability than testing solely for blood in the stool.
  • Bladder cancer is almost as common as cervical cancer
  • Testing is recommended from the age of 40 (also for the partner) every 1-2 years.
  • This urine test (“UBC® Rapid Test”) detects specific proteins that occur in bladder cancer.

Such an analysis can e.g. It can be useful, for example, to clarify whether you can still become pregnant, whether hormone therapy is recommended, or whether skin or hair problems are caused by hormones.

The IGeL Code

  1. We inform our patients objectively about possible IGeL services.
  2. We explain to our patients why the Igel performance makes sense.
  3. We may offer further information and decision support.
  4. We advise you on the benefits and, if any, possible risks.
  5. In the case of complex services, we will inform you about scientific evidence on request.
  6. We give our patients the freedom to decide for or against the service.
  7. We give our patients adequate time to think about this decision.
  8. We inform you that you can obtain a second opinion for special IGel services.
  9. We record the planned IGel service and its expected costs in writing.
  10. We issue a comprehensible invoice/receipt after the treatment.