Which preventive health screenings are recommended for women?

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Different preventive health screening tests and exams for women are indicated at different ages.  The United States Preventive Sevices Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for the following for all women at certain ages and at certain intervals:
  • depression
  • breast cancer
  • cervical cancer
  • diabetes
  • blood pressure
  • weight
  • cholesterol
  • colon cancer
  • skin cancer
A doctor of internal medicine lists the most important screening tests for women, along with the ages these tests are recommended. Watch this video with Marc Lavin, MD from West Hills Hospital & Medical Center.
There are different exams a woman might undergo for her breast health, says Thelma Reeves, Director of Women's Diagnostics at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. Learn more in this video.
Jasprit S. Takher, MD
Internal Medicine
There are several preventative care screenings recommended for women. In this video, Jasprit Takher, MD, a practicing internist from MountainView Hospital, explains the importance of these screenings, which include mammograms and colonoscopies.

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