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Are you a woman and between 23 and 70 years old? Then you will regularly receive a test for the HPV virus. You can take the test yourself at home. The test shows if you have the virus HPV which can cause the disease cancer.
A copper IUD is a contraceptive that prevents pregnancy. A number of people in Skåne received copper IUD's that turned out to have a defect. This occurred between January 2015 and the summer of 2018.
The influenza, or the flu, comes to Sweden every autumn and winter. Flu spreads quickly between people. Some get seriously ill. That is why it is smart to get vaccinated against the flu every year.
Are you a man between the age of 50 and 68? Then you can get tested for the disease prostate cancer. You give a blood sample called a PSA sample. The PSA sample can show if you have prostate cancer.
In Skåne, we call men turning 65 for an aorta screening. The examination we do will show whether you have an aneurysm in your aorta. An aneurysm may be dangerous, and can lead to the aorta rupturing. By performing this examination, we can discover any aneurysm, as early as possible.
In Sweden, a vaccination against tuberculosis, the so-called BCG vaccination, is only given to children with an increased risk of being exposed to the infection.
A mammogram is a breast screening tool that can show whether you have breast cancer or are at risk of getting cancer. Mammograms make it possible to detect and treat breast cancer at an early stage. Mammograms are performed free of charge.
A cervical screening test is performed by collecting a sample from your cervix via your vagina. This test shows whether there have been any changes in your uterus that could develop into cancer. The cervical screening test can show whether anything has changed at a very early stage. This makes it possible to give you the right treatment as early as possible, if required. A cervical screening test is performed free of charge.
The PSA test is a blood test that can show whether there are any changes in your prostate. Some changes are harmless, while others could lead to prostate cancer. A doctor can use a PSA test to find out whether you need additional examinations or treatments.