Women ages 35-60

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Check the guidelines listed here to find out about important screening tests for women. Keep in mind that these are guidelines only. Your doctor or nurse will personalize the timing of the screening tests you need based on many factors. Ask your doctor or nurse if you don't understand why a certain test is recommended for you. Check with your insurance plan to find out which tests are covered.


Where do these guidelines come from?


The screening guidelines listed here are recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The USPSTF is a group of non-Federal experts in prevention (stopping disease before it starts). USPSTF recommendations are evidence-based. This means that science supports USPSTF screening guidelines. The USPSTF is made up of primary care providers (such as internists, pediatricians, family physicians, gynecologists/obstetricians, nurses, and health behavior specialists).

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Women ages 35-60

  1. 1. http://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=605Fitango EducationHealth TopicsWomen ages 35-60
  2. 2. 1OverviewCheck the guidelines listed here to find out aboutimportant screening tests for women. Keep inmind that these are guidelines only. Your doctor ornurse will personalize the timing of the screeningtests you need based on many factors. Ask yourdoctor or nurse if you dont understand why acertain test is recommended for you. Check withyour insurance plan to find out which tests arecovered.
  3. 3. 2Overview**Where do these guidelines come from?**The screening guidelines listed here arerecommended by the U.S. Preventive Services TaskForce (USPSTF). The USPSTF is a group of non-Federal experts in prevention (stopping diseasebefore it starts). USPSTF recommendations areevidence-based. This means that science supportsUSPSTF screening guidelines. The USPSTF is madeup of primary care providers (such as internists,pediatricians, family physicians,gynecologists/obstetricians, nurses, and healthbehavior specialists).
  4. 4. 3Screening tests for women**Blood Pressure Test**Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normalblood pressure (lower than 120/80).Get tested once a year if you have blood pressurebetween 120/80 and 139/89.
  5. 5. 4Screening tests for women**Blood Pressure Test**Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if youhave blood pressure 140/90 or higher**Breast Cancer Screening**Discuss with your doctor or nurse.
  6. 6. 5Screening tests for women**Cervical Cancer Screening**Get a Pap test every 3 years if you have had vaginalsex, and have a cervix.
  7. 7. 6Screening tests for women**Chlamydia Test**Get tested for chlamydia if you are sexually activeand at increased risk, pregnant or not pregnant.
  8. 8. 7Screening tests for women**Cholesterol Test**Get a cholesterol test regularly if you are atincreased risk for heart disease.Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need yourcholesterol tested.
  9. 9. 8Screening tests for women**Diabetes Screening**Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure ishigher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for highblood pressure.
  10. 10. 9Screening tests for women**Gonorrhea Test**Get tested for gonorrhea if you are sexually activeand at increased risk, pregnant or not pregnant.
  11. 11. 10Screening tests for women**HIV Test**Get tested if you are at increased risk for HIV.Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse.All pregnant women need to be tested for HIV.
  12. 12. 11Screening tests for women**Syphilis Test**Get tested for syphilis if you are at increased risk orpregnant.

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