Preventive medicine

An important component of today’s medicine is prevention. Experience shows that symptoms only occur once a disease is advanced. The aim of preventive checks is to detect diseases at an early stage. Sensible early detection measures in male urology are currently recommended for prostate cancer and for tumours of the kidney, bladder and testicles.

If you have statutory German health insurance, you are entitled to the following preventive checks:
Early detection of cancer of the genitalia annually from the age of 45
Early detection of bowel cancer annually from the age of 50 (up to 54)
Endoscopy of the bowel from the age of 55 (twice at an interval of 10 years)

INDIVIDUAL HEALTH SERVICES

  • Determination of PSA (blood test)
  • Ultrasound examination of the kidneys, bladder and prostate
  • Rapid urine test for early detection of bladder cancer (UBC)
  • PCA3 test (gene-based molecular urine test with specificity for carcinoma of the prostate)
  • Alpha-1-fetoprotein and HCG blood test for early detection of testicular cancer
  • Cystatin C blood test for early detection of kidney disorders

Statutory health insurance schemes do not offer preventive urological checks for women.

INDIVIDUAL HEALTH SERVICES

  • Ultrasound examination of the kidneys and bladder
  • Rapid urine test for early detection of bladder cancer (UBC)
  • Cystatin C blood test for early detection of kidney disorders