If cancer is detected early, the chances of cure are greatly improved. This is why you should have regular screenings.
The services covered by statutory health insurance companies include a consultation with gynecological investigation, PAP-Test and a manual breast examination. Mammography is also recommended for women over the age of 50, and a colonoscopy for women aged 55 and over.
In addition to these, we also offer a range of medically useful services that can be of benefit.
Screening ultrasound: Trans-vaginal ultrasound examination of the uterus and ovaries to exclude pathological changes that may not cause any symptoms and that cannot be detected by simple palpation.
Chlamydia swabs: A relatively common sexually transmitted infection that can lead to infertility and cancer of the cervix.. It is therefore funded by insurance companies up to the age of 25.
ThinPrep smears: Due to a sophisticated, special preparation, thin-preparation cytology has a higher detection rate for cervical cancer than the conventional PAP smear.
HPV testing: The presence of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) can also be tested for. This allows a better estimate of the risk of cervical cancer. If the smear result is abnormal or if the patient is at increased risk, this investigation is covered by insurance companies.
Immunology stool test: The immunology quick test can detect blood in the stool with much greater sensitivity than the conventional Hemoccult test. It is also more convenient (only one stool sample is required, and no special diet is needed).
Bone density measurement (from the age of 50 or in cases of higher risk)
Ultrasound investigation of the heel bone for the early detection of osteoporosis: In the early stages, this condition does not produce any symptoms, but with time can lead to an increased risk of bone fractures.