Put yourself at the top your to-do list.

Health care screenings can lead to a longer and healthier life. Be proactive about staying on top of your health.

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The benefits of regular screenings include:

Screenings are a vital part of your health care.

By getting the right services, screenings and treatments early, you’re taking steps that help your chances for treatment and cure of illnesses.

Put yourself at the top of your list.

UCHealth offers all the proactive screenings that are important for women with easy appointment scheduling options and a safe and comfortable environment.

Women’s screenings to schedule today.

Breast (mammography)

How often.
Women aged 40 and older should receive annual mammograms.

Why it matters.

  • Mammograms can detect abnormalities long before a patient or physician can feel them.
  • Mammography has reduced breast cancer deaths by one-third annually, especially in women younger than 50.


How to take action.

There are 13 breast cancer screening locations throughout Colorado offering a range of screening and diagnostic services. Our leading-edge technology in combination with our subspecialty trained breast-imaging physicians and experienced, expert staff ensures the highest quality care and expertise possible.

Skin

How often.
Annual body screenings are recommended—or more often for those with higher risks.

Why it matters.

  • Skin cancer affects one in five people by age 70.
  • There is a wide range of skin cancer types. Some are more common but still need to be cared for and some can be life-threatening. It’s important to be aware of and monitor your skin and to see a dermatologist if you notice any changes.
  • As Colorado residents, it’s also important to take extra skin-care precautions because of our higher altitude. For every 1000 feet you go up, the intensity of the sun is much greater.


How to take action.

We have many screening locations throughout Colorado where our experts offer a comprehensive range of screening services.

Gynecologic

How often.
Talk to your doctor about how often you should have a gynecological exam.

Why it matters.

  • Tests performed during an exam may include a pap smear and pelvic and breast exam.
  • Every woman is unique and has different screening needs. A gynecologic visit is a great time to discuss your specific needs with a health care professional.
  • If you’re starting to go through menopause or are already there, your exam is a valuable opportunity to talk to your doctor about your options for managing symptoms and how to prevent osteoporosis.


How to take action.

UCHealth has many gynecology clinics across the state offering a wide range of women’s health services for the mind and body, the most advanced medical technology available and a network of skilled and compassionate professionals throughout the Front Range.

Colon

How often.
It is recommended that women aged 50 and older should get screened for colorectal cancer every 10 years (unless otherwise directed).

Why it matters.

  • While family history can impact your risk for colon cancer, there are other risk factors that can contribute to a diagnosis. It’s important to discuss your unique risk factors with a health care provider during your screening appointment.
  • We know that the thought of a colonoscopy might be uncomfortable, but it’s important to put your concerns aside and put your health first. Colon cancer screenings can be performed by multiple methods and we recommend speaking with your provider about the colon cancer screening that’s right for you.


How to take action.

Your primary care doctor can provide a referral for your screening and we have many clinics that offer colonoscopy services throughout Colorado. Our leading-edge technology in combination with our experienced, expert staff ensures the highest quality care and expertise possible.

Diabetes

How often.
Diabetes screenings are a part of your annual general health exam.

Why it matters.

  • Early detection can help to reduce the risk of serious complications such as premature heart disease and stroke, blindness, limb amputations and kidney failure.


How to take action.

Checking for signs of diabetes is already a part of your annual checkup, so be sure to see your primary care doctor at least once a year to ensure you’re in good health. With many convenient primary care locations across Colorado, it’s easy to find expert care close to home.

Heart and Stroke

How often.
Heart disease and risk of stroke screenings are a part of your annual general health exam.

Why it matters.

  • Risk for chronic heart conditions (such as hypertension and coronary artery disease) starts to elevate in women aged 50 and older.
  • Regular screenings can help detect problems early on.


How to take action.

Checking for signs of heart disease and risk of stroke are already a part of your annual checkup, so be sure to see your primary care doctor at least once a year to ensure you’re in good health. With many convenient primary care locations across Colorado, it’s easy to find expert care close to home.