Cytopathology involves removing and examining cells from tissue and bodily fluids. Among other things, cells are removed for cancer detection either by injection or a smear. They are then examined under the microscope, assessed and classified into different stages. Among women, for example, smears of the cervix are regularly taken so as to allow early detection of cervical cancer. Other specimens taken include sputum, bronchial mucus, urine and biopsies from various organs such as the thyroid and the lymph nodes.

Why choose Hirslanden


Cytopathology is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our cytopathology specialists are renowned for their expertise and many years of experience.


You can expect comfortable rooms and a modern infrastructure as well as the highest standards in medicine and care.


We will help you throughout your entire stay, organising additional services such as translators and interpreters, transport, and overnight hotel stays for you and your relatives, and addressing all your administrative questions.


A personal contact from the Hirslanden International team will take care of your needs from the time that you first contact us to arrange an appointment through to the end of your treatment.


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