Screenings for Women’s Health


ARE THERE OTHER SCREENINGS YOU SUGGEST TO WOMEN THEY SHOULD DO. WE TOUCHED UPON THE PAP SMEAR, MAMMOGRAM, ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU WOULD SAY THINK ABOUT THIS? COLONSCOPY AFTER AGE 50. I HAVE HAD THAT, TOO. THAT ONE IS INDICATED EVERY 10 YEARS IF IT IS NORMAL. IF THERE ARE POLYPS THAT ARE FOUND THE FREQUENCY COULD BE EVERY THREE TO FIVE YEARS. IT DEPENDS. EACH YEARLY. IT DEPENDS ON THE FINDINGS BUT A COLONSCOPY IS IMPORTANT. AS FAR AS A EXAM FOR PRIMARY PHYSICIAN YOU GO IN, HAVE YOUR YEARLY EXAM. YOU HAVE LAB WORK, THAT REALLY IS VARIABLE. IT DEPENDS ON THE AGE AND IT DEPENDS ON AGAIN ON YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY AND YOUR FAMILY HISTORY. GENETICS PLAYS A BIG ROLE. PATIENTS THAT HAVE A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF CANCER IN THEIR FAMILY HISTORY, AGAIN, THERE IS SO MUCH OUT THERE. THESE ARE PATIENTS THAT MAYBE NEED TO GO INSPECT A LITTLE MORE, MORE FREQUENT TO THEIR DOCTOR, DISCUSS CERTAIN GENETIC PARAMETERS, JUST SO WE’RE A LITTLE MORE ON TOP OF THEM. SO AGAIN, COLONSCOPY, MAMMOGRAM, PAP SMEAR AND BLOOD WORK LIKE A CBC I WOULD THINK.

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