Services provided for women
- Early pregnancy management.
- Birth control method consultations.
- Menopause and osteoporosis consultations.
- Breast and pelvic examinations.
- Cervical cancer screening.
The Pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer
- If you are a woman between 21 – 65 years you should get it done as a routine health care.
- If you have gone through menopause and are younger than 65 still need regular Pap tests
How often a pap test needs to be done?
- If you are between ages 21 and 29, you should get a Pap test every 3 years.
- If you are between ages 30 and 64, you should get a Pap test and human papillomavirus (HPV) test together every 5 years or a Pap test alone every 3 years.
- If you are 65 or older, ask your doctor if you can stop having Pap tests.
If caught early, the chance of successful treatment of cervical cancer is high
Some women may need more frequent Pap tests.
- You have a weakened immune system because of organ transplant, chemotherapy, or steroid use.
- Your mother was exposed to diethylstilbestrol (DES) while pregnant.
- You have had treatment for abnormal Pap results or cervical cancer in the past.
- You are HIV-positive.
Have you checked your Breasts?
Get Yourself Checked for Breast Cancer
Regular screening reduces the risk of dying from breast cancer by 21% in women aged 50 -69.
Methods for breast check:
Screening mammograms are recommended for all women between 50 and 74.
You can do this on your own. After all, no one knows your own body as well as you do, SO LOOK FOR:
- A lump in your breast or armpit.
- A nipple that is turned inward, if it isn’t usually.
- Crusting, bleeding or a rash on your nipple.
- Nipple discharge
- Dimpling or thickening of the skin in any part of your breast.
Clinical Breast Exam:
Your health care provider may check for lumps, dimpling of skin or nipple discharge.