Screenings can find illnesses before a person has any symptoms. Two screenings can catch the cancers that affect women. They are breast cancer and cervical cancer screenings. These screenings save lives. They can find the cancers before they spread. The earlier an illness is found, the easier it is to treat.
Get Checked For Cervical Cancer
The cervix is the lower end of the uterus. It joins with the vagina. Cancer of the cervix develops slowly. Many do not have signs.
Pap tests can help prevent cervical cancer. They find cells that can be treated before they become cancer. They can also find signs of cancer early to stop it from spreading.
A Mammogram Can Save Your Life
Many women get breast cancer each year. About 40,290 die from it. You may be more likely to get breast cancer if you:
Have a mother or sister who had breast cancer
Had your first menstrual period before you were 12
Stopped having periods after you were 55
Never had children or had your first child when you were over 30
Have had radiation treatments to your chest area
Help Your Family Lose Weight.
More and more people have weight issues. Talk to your doctor if you or a family member is overweight. If your doctor says you or your child should lose a few pounds, these tips may help:
Are You Pregnant?
Care During and Immediately After Pregnancy
The care you get while you are pregnant is an important part of a healthy pregnancy. Prenatal care is key. Join our prenatal program.
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