Women’s health screenings

Take an active role in your health by scheduling your annual physical exam and recommended health screenings at ProHealth Care.

Annual physical exams

See your primary care provider or gynecologist every year for a routine checkup. Your appointment may include:

  • Blood pressure check
  • Clinical breast exam
  • Counseling on lifestyle choices, such as diet and exercise
  • Discussion of your risk factors for illness
  • Guidance on additional preventive care and screening tests
  • Pelvic exam

Why get screened?

Screening tests check for diseases before you have symptoms. This helps you and your doctor find health conditions early – when they’re easier to treat.

What health screenings do women need?

Talk to your primary care provider about which tests are right for you and when you should have them. Your screening needs are based on your age, health status, family history, lifestyle and other factors.

Tests for women under 30

Most women under 30 years old should receive:

  • Cervical cancer screening: Every three years beginning at age 21
  • Cholesterol screening: Every three to five years
  • Diabetes screening: Every three to five years

Tests for women 30 to 39

Most women ages 30 to 39 years old should receive:

  • Cervical cancer screening: Every three years
  • Cholesterol screening: Every three to five years
  • Diabetes screening: Every three to five years

Tests for women 40 to 49

Most women ages 40 to 49 years old should receive:

  • Breast cancer screening (mammogram): Every year starting at age 45, but may begin yearly screenings at age 40 if desired
  • Cervical cancer screening: Every three years
  • Cholesterol screening: Every three to five years
  • Diabetes screening: Every three to five years

Tests for women 50 to 64

Most women ages 50 to 64 years old should receive:

Breast cancer screening (mammogram): Every year until age 54; every one to two years starting at age 55
  • Cervical cancer screening: Every three years
  • Colon cancer screening: Fecal occult blood test annually, DNA fecal immunochemical test every one to three years, or colonoscopy every 10 years
  • Cholesterol screening: Every three to five years
  • Diabetes screening: Every three to five years

Tests for women 65 and older

Most women ages 65 and older should receive:

  • Osteoporosis screening (bone density test): At age 65
  • Breast cancer screening (mammogram): Every one to two years
  • Colon cancer screening: Fecal occult blood test annually, DNA fecal immunochemical test every one to three years, or colonoscopy every 10 years until age 75
  • Cholesterol screening: Every three to five years
  • Diabetes screening: Every three to five years

Vaccines for women

Prevent serious illnesses by getting vaccines recommended for you based on your age, lifestyle, medical conditions and other factors. See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended immunizations for adults.

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