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Health Screening Tests for Women (By Age!)

Health Screening Tests for Women by Age

Ladies, here’s a New Year’s Resolution for you: get tested. Why? Because your risk of certain diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease, increases with ageβ€”and many of the scarier diseases are symptomless. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Early detection makes a difference. Consider these stats to screen for these common diseases. (If you have a family history of a certain disease, ask your physician if you should screen earlier.)
Health screening tests every woman should do (broken down by age) Click To Tweet

Age 20

  • Test: Blood Pressure
  • Frequency: Every two years, if blood pressure is 120/80 mmHg or below; more frequently if either number is higher
  • To Keep Tabs On: Heart Health

Age 20s + 30s

  • Test: Clinical breast exam by a physician
  • Frequency: Every three years
  • To Keep Tabs On: Breast Cancer

Age 30-65

  • Test: Pap Test
  • Frequency: Every five years
  • To Keep Tabs On: Cervical Cancer

Age 40

  • Test: Mammogram
  • Frequency: Every year
  • To Keep Tabs On: Breast Cancer

Age 45

  • Test: Blood Glucose
  • Frequency: Every three years
  • To Keep Tabs On: Prediabetes or diabetes

Age 50

  • Test: Physical Exam including Height Measurement
  • Frequency: Every Year
  • To Keep Tabs On: Osteoporosis

Age 50

  • Test: Colonoscopy
  • Frequency: Every ten years
  • To Keep Tabs On: Colon Cancer


Article from January/February 2016 Living Healthy Everyday Magazine. Download your copy here. It’s free!


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