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Health Checks for Women

Breast Cancer screening through mammograms should be done every three years for women over 40 but this isn’t the only screening that can be done for early detection of disease. Following are other important tests and checkups that women should have at some point in their life.

  • Cervical Cancer – this type of cancer starts with abnormal cells on the cervix. Since early stages of cervical cancer usually don’t cause pain women should have regular pap smear tests and pelvic exams done starting at age 21.
  • Skin Cancer – a cancer often not discussed, skin cancer or melanoma can occur at any age. Sun exposure and damage are the leading cause of skin cancer and damage done early in life may not show up until later on. Screening should be done by a Dermatologist. Pay attention to moles or discolorations in the skin and consult a physician if you notice a change in shape or colour.
  • High Blood Pressure – common in adults between the age of 35 and 60, high blood pressure can lead to cardio


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