Monday Health Minute | Published June 23, 2014

Five tests every woman should have

Five tests every woman should have

  • Get a yearly blood pressure screening. If you have a history of high blood pressure, check it more often.
  • Get a routine cholesterol and triglyceride test to screen for problems that affect the way cholesterol is produced, used, carried in the blood or disposed of by the body.
  • Women who are sexually active or over the age of 18 should get a regular Pap smear to test for infections, abnormal cervical cells and the earliest signs of cervical cancer.
  • Practice breast self-exams, and get regular clinical breast exams and mammograms to detect breast cancer in the early stages.
  • Be aware of your own skin and get a regular check-up at a dermatologist for any moles with asymmetry, border irregularity, color variation, a diameter larger than a pencil eraser or that change over time.

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