go to the doctor’s office, even though you are healthy and feel good? This can sometimes be useful, in order to discover diseases in the early stage is noticeable. An Overview of the studies, the figures for the statutory health insurance funds (GKV).


so Far, the investigation is legally Insured persons 35 years and over every two years. Most likely starting in the spring of 2019 Fund patients have all three years of a claim, there should be a further one-off investigation between the ages of 18 to 35 years.

At the time of Check-up the doctor puts a couple of questions about the history of the patient. Thereafter, a physical examination, including heart, stomach and lungs be checked, explains the Kiel Internist Ulrich R. Fölsch.

A blood sample is examined with a view to blood sugar and cholesterol levels. So it is possible to assess whether a risk for Diabetes. It is also measured at the time of Check-up of blood pressure. This value, together with the cholesterol-type value to determine whether an increased risk for vascular calcification, or a heart attack. Also to Check up, a urine examination. It provides information about kidney or bladder diseases. In the future, the doctor Check-up check the vaccination status, says Fölsch.

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skin cancer Screening

Here it comes, signs of white or black skin cancer track. The doctor looks at the whole body. This Screening should be carried out in connection with the Check-up, advises the Federal Ministry of health. Take it can take years for all Insured persons 35 years and over every two, in the future, all three.

colorectal cancer screening

two colonoscopies have Assured for early detection. The doctor discovered a mucous membrane growths, he removed it immediately. Women can deal on a cash cost for the first time, with 55 years perceive men with 50. Between the two dates, at least ten years.

at The age of 50 to 54 years, women and men a year, a special stool test. Do not take any colonoscopy, you can take this Test from 55 years every two years (for More information on colorectal cancer screening, see here.)


The Shi pays for their adult Insured two check-UPS per year. She also comes every twelve months for the removal of hard and soft plaque.

For women

early detection of cervical cancer

Insured from the age of 20 years, then every twelve months. The investigation is carried out with a gynecologist. A swab taken from the cervix, as well as the internal and external sex organs investigated, says Ann Marini of the GKV spitzenverband, Berlin.

cancer early detection of breast cancer

This is a GKV-performance for women aged 30 years. Focus on questions about the change of skin, or breast. In addition, according to Marini, a Sampling of the physician of the breast and underarms for any abnormalities. In addition, women will explain how you can check your Breasts by yourself.

chlamydia Screening

chlamydia is a bacteria that can cause inflammation of the urethra, the genitals and the rectum. Many chlamydia infections are not detected because they cause hardly any discomfort. Chlamydia can lead to infertility or in the case of a Pregnant woman to premature birth. Entitled to an annual chlamydia Screening have statutory health insurance up to the age of 25 years, according to Marini.

mammography Screening (breast cancer) for women

women over 50 get up to your 69. Year, every two years an invitation to the Screening in a certified medical facility. Your Breasts are x-rayed using mammography.

For men

early detection of cancer in the genital area prostate cancer

From your 45. Years of age can take this examination every year. The prostate and the external Genitalia are sampled.

ultrasound Screening (abdominal aortic aneurysm)

Since January of 2018, men can take 65 and a one-time ultrasound examination, the ultrasound will see if the abdominal aorta has widened – that is, a so-called abdominal aortic aneurysm. The examination will only be offered to men, because they are much more likely to be affected than women, according to the Federal Ministry of health.

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