Early cancer detection: New regulations from 2020 onwards

Since 2020, new legal provisions for the early detection of cervical cancer have been in force.
The most important change concerns patients from the age of 35 who have statutory health insurance and who are now offered regular testing for human papilloma viruses as part of their cancer screening.

The HPV test is combined with the conventional cytological smear test of the cervix (cancer/Pap smear test) and is covered by the health insurance funds every three years. [read more...]