5 Health Screenings Women Should not Miss

There are quite a few examinations women should get done on a regular base but I would like to single out a couple that may save your your life;

Skin Exam

Talk to your healthcare provider about worrisome moles etc. pay attention to your skin and body so that you can observe changes early.

STD

All sexually active women and men should be screened before any sexual activity for STD’s as well as HIV. A chlamydia test should also be done along with this screening regardless of social hierarchy, age or race.

HPV

Every two to three years should be done along with a Pap Smear starting at age 30. It helps to identify women with a high risk of cervical cancer.

Mammogram

Should be done every 1 to 2 years starting at age 40 to identify possible early signs of breast cancer. Exams should be done at home in the interim as well.

General Physical Examination

Every 2 to 3 years to screen for diseases and assess your risk for future diseases, keep vaccinations up to date and imperative to also discuss lifestyle habits with your healthcare provider.

 

 

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