Every woman needs to ask her doctor for these 5 tests, according to the Society for Women’s Health Research:
- Blood pressure and cholesterol. Why? To prevent heart disease, the number one killer of US women. The best blood pressure with respect to heart risk is less than 120 over 80. Your LDL or “bad” cholesterol should be below 100. Your HDL or “good” cholesterol should be 50 or higher.
- Pap test. Why? To prevent cervical cancer. Women should have their first Pap test within 3 years of their first sexual experience or not later than age 21. An HPV (human papillomavirus) DNA test is available for women over the age of 30 and for those under 30 who may have an abnormal Pap result. This test can detect the virus responsible for cervical cancer. An HPV vaccine is now available for women between ages 9 and 26, which can protect against 2 strains of HPV that cause most cervical cancer.
- Mammogram. Why? To detect early breast cancer. Starting at age 40, women should get an annual screening. Women with a family history of breast cancer should discuss more options.
- Colonoscopy. Why? To detect early colon cancer, the third leading cause of cancer deaths in US women. This test is recommended every 10 years, starting at age 50. Women with a family history of colon cancer should discuss more options.
- Skin exam. Why? To detect early skin cancer, the most common cancer in men and women in the US. Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, is the most common cancer in women between the ages of 25 and 29.
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