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Which preventive health screenings are recommended for women?

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

There are several preventative care screenings recommended for women, including mammograms and colonoscopies.

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