HealthyWoman Program

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Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening

What Services Does the HealthyWoman Program Provide?

The HealthyWoman Program offers the following services for eligible women:

  • Clinical breast examinations
  • Mammograms
  • Pap tests
  • Pelvic examinations
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) tests
  • Diagnostic testing if results are abnormal
  • Referrals to treatment

Who Should Get Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings?

All women are at risk for breast and cervical cancer, but regular screenings can prevent these diseases or find them early. The American Cancer Society has established the following guidelines for screening, but you should talk with your health care provider on how often you should get screened.

  • Breast Cancer:
    • Women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms (x-rays of the breast) if they wish to do so.
    • Women age 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year.
    • Women 55 and older should switch to mammograms every 2 years, or can continue yearly screening.
  • Cervical Cancer:
    • Women should get their first Pap test at age 21 and continue screening until age 65.

Click Here for more information about our Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings and to see if you are eligible for the HealthyWoman Program.

 

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