Get Your Well Women Visit Every Year
Regular well-woman check-ups are vital for maintaining good health. By prioritizing well-women visits, you can detect and prevent issues, leading to a healthier and happier life. At your next annual checkup, ask your doctor for recommendations on any needed annual screenings or tests based on your specific health needs. These screenings and tests can include:
Mammograms: Regular breast cancer screenings are key for women’s health. They have can cut the risk of dying of breast cancer by nearly 40%. According to the American Cancer Society, It is recommended that most woman should start getting mammograms every other year at age 40 and then every year at age 45. For women 55 and older, they can switch to mammograms every 2 years or commit to yearly screening.
Cervical Cancer Screening: A HPV test and Pap test can help prevent cervical cancer or find it early. The CDC recommends that women should start getting Pap tests at age 21. If you are 30 to 65 years old, talk to your doctor about if a Pap or HPV test is right for you.
STD/STI Testing: STDs/STIs like syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomoniasis are easily treatable with medications, but you have to catch it first. Don’t wait until you’re sick. Talk to your doctor today about screening for sexually transmitted infections.
Screening for Other Chronic Conditions: Depending on individual health risks, this may include diabetes, thyroid disorders, and more. Talk to your doctor about recommended screenings and visit our Guides for more information.