May girls men under 54 years of age

Online health insurance guide

cervical cancer

Annual genital examination for women aged 20 and over

The investigation includes:

  • Specific anamnesis with questions about changes and complaints

  • Inspection of the cervix

  • Cancer smear and cytological examination (Pap smear)

  • gynecological palpation examination

  • Notification of findings with subsequent consultation

As a result of the implementation of the Cancer Early Detection and Register Act (KFRG) on the basis of the recommendations of the National Cancer Plan, it is planned that from 2020 onwards, women between the ages of 20 and 65 with statutory health insurance will be contacted by their health insurers every 5 years and informed about early detection of cervical cancer . Women between the ages of 20 and 34 can then, as before, have an annual Pap smear. In the future, women aged 35 and over will be offered a combination examination every 3 years instead of the annual Pap smear, consisting of an HPV test (test for human papillomavirus) and a Pap smear. Cancer screening examinations can also be used by women beyond the age of 65. From the age of 20, all women are entitled to an annual clinical examination in addition to the tests mentioned.

Breast cancer

Annual breast examination for women aged 30 and over

The investigation includes:

  • Specific anamnesis with questions about changes and complaints

  • Inspection and palpation of the breast and regional lymph nodes, including medical instructions for self-examination

  • Advice on the result

Mammography screening every two years for women aged 50 to 69 years

The screening includes:

  • Written invitation to a certified screening unit (examination facility). With the invitation you will receive information (decision support) about the screening.

  • written medical history

  • X-ray of both breasts (mammography)

  • Double assessment of the x-ray images by two independent examiners

  • Report of findings within seven working days

In the event of a suspicious finding, an invitation for further diagnostic clarification is issued. This is initiated by the respective screening unit.

Skin cancer

Skin cancer screening every two years for men and women aged 35 and over

The screening is used for the early detection of malignant melanoma (black skin cancer), basal cell carcinoma and spinocellular carcinoma (both white skin cancer). If necessary, it can be carried out in conjunction with the health examination (check-up) and includes:

  • Specific anamnesis with questions about changes and complaints

  • Visual (with the naked eye), standardized full-body inspection of the entire skin, including the hairy head and all body skin folds

  • Notification of findings with subsequent advice (if a finding is suspicious, further clarification is carried out by a specialist in dermatology, i.e. a dermatologist)

Prostate cancer

Annual genital examination for men aged 45 and over

The investigation includes:

  • Specific anamnesis with questions about changes and complaints

  • Inspection and palpation of the external genitalia

  • Palpation of the prostate (from the rectum)

  • Palpation of the regional lymph nodes

  • Notification of findings with subsequent consultation

Colon cancer

As a result of the implementation of the Cancer Early Detection and Register Act (KFRG) based on the recommendations of the National Cancer Plan, from July 1, 2019, the statutory health insurances will invite their insured persons every five years (at the age of 50, 55, 60 and 65) to have colon cancer screening or inform about it. What has been new since April 2019 is that men from the age of 50 can choose between the annual iFOBT stool blood test (up to 54 years) and a total of two early colonoscopy (colonoscopy) at least 10 years apart. Women between the ages of 50 and 54 are entitled to the iFOBT every year as before. From the age of 55, women can have an early colonoscopy twice, as before, at least 10 years apart. As before, women and men aged 55 and over are entitled to an iFOBT every two years as long as an early detection colonoscopy has not yet been used. If women and men only take advantage of the colonoscopy offer from the age of 65, they are entitled to only one screening colonoscopy.

Colon and rectum exam for men and women

For men aged 50 and over, the study includes (PDF file - not accessible, 298 KB):

  • Personal letter from the statutory health insurance company with information on colorectal cancer early detection from July 1, 2019 - such an invitation takes place every 5 years, i.e. when you reach the age of 50, 55, 60 and 65.

  • One-time, detailed, targeted advice in the doctor's office about colon cancer early detection.

  • from 50 years: early detection colonoscopy, which can be repeated after 10 years at the earliest.

  • 50 to 54 years: annual stool hidden blood test (iFOBT)

  • As long as no early detection colonoscopy has been used, men aged 55 and over are entitled to a stool blood test every two years (as an alternative to a colonoscopy)

  • From the age of 50, men can choose between two early detection colonoscopies and an annual / biennial stool blood test!

  • If men do not have an early detection colonoscopy until they are 65 years of age, they are entitled to an early detection colonoscopy.

For women aged 50 and over, the study includes (PDF file - not accessible, 301 KB):

  • Personal letter from the statutory health insurance company with information on colorectal cancer early detection from July 1, 2019 - such an invitation takes place every 5 years, i.e. when you reach the age of 50, 55, 60 and 65.

  • One-time detailed consultation in the doctor's office about colon cancer early detection.

  • 50 to 54 years: annual stool hidden blood test (iFOBT)

  • from 55 years: early detection colonoscopy, which can be repeated after 10 years at the earliest.

  • As long as an early detection colonoscopy has not yet been taken, women aged 55 and over are entitled to a stool blood test every two years (as an alternative to a colonoscopy)

  • If women do not have an early detection colonoscopy until they are 65 years of age, they are entitled to an early detection colonoscopy.