Individual health care services (IGeL)

Here you will find topics that include information on medical services that you have to pay for yourself. In Germany, these out-of-pocket tests and treatments are often called “individuelle Gesundheitsleistungen” (individual health care services), or “IGeL” for short. Their benefit is often controversial.

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  • Non-melanoma skin cancer

    Non-melanoma skin cancer

    There are different kinds of non-melanoma skin cancer. They are much more common than malignant melanoma. Non-melanoma skin cancer grows very slowly,...

  • Localized prostate cancer

    Localized prostate cancer

    Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer in men. But it is also one of the types of cancer with the best chances of recovery. It...

  • Cervical cancer

    Cervical cancer

    Cervical cancer is usually a rare consequence of an infection with particular sexually transmitted human papillomaviruses (HPV). Infections are proba...

  • Melanoma


    Melanoma often looks like a dark mole. It may grow fast and spread to other parts of the body (metastasis). The treatment options mainly depend on ho...

  • Glaucoma


    As we age, we may develop eye diseases that make it more difficult to see well, or that can sometimes have serious consequences. Glaucoma is one of t...