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Health Screening Guidelines for Women

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These are health screening guidelines. The actual health screening tests that you will need depend on your health condition and family history of different diseases.

Talk with your doctor about what diseases you should be screened for!

Procedure Screens for… Guidelines
Height and Weight Measurement Overweight or Obesity Annually
Blood Pressure Hypertension Annually
STD Screening Sexually Transmitted Diseases (especially chlamydia and gonorrhea) For those who are sexually active – screen for chlamydia and gonorrhea annually
Blood Glucose Test Type II Diabetes Every 5 years until age 45, every 3 years after age 45
Pap Smear Cervical Cancer Starting when a woman becomes sexually active or when she turns 21, whichever comes first, every 1 to 3 years
Clinical Breast Exam Breast Cancer Starting at age 20, every 1 to 2 years
Mammogram Breast Cancer Starting at age 40, every 1 to 2 years
Cholesterol Test High Cholesterol Starting at age 45, every 5 years
Vision and Hearing Screenings Vision and Hearing Loss Starting at age 50, annually
Fecal Occult Blood Testing Colon Cancer Starting at age 50, every 5 years
Colonoscopy Colon Cancer Starting at age 50, every 10 years


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