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 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 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 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 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.


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.

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We are taking special COVID-19 precautions to ensure that it’s safe to come in and get your screenings done. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. We hope to see you soon.