and Well-Woman Visits
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a good time to focus on prevention and detection of this disease. Regular exams and mammograms are essential to both prevention and early detection, and recommended screenings significantly increase the survival rate when a disease is caught in its early stages.
Regular exams are especially important for women. By scheduling your annual exam, you are making an important decision to take responsibility for your health and overall quality of life. Rather than treating a condition after it has progressed, proactive and preventive care focuses on preventing disease and maintaining proper health. These visits also help you track your progress toward individual health goals.
In addition to screening for cancer, your annual exam will assess your overall health, allow you to update your vaccinations and medical records, and help you establish a strong relationship with your healthcare provider.
Essential health screenings are recommended dependent on your overall health, your family and personal medical history, and your age. Your healthcare provider will be able to recommend preventive care steps and treatment plans based on these factors. Recommended screenings may include:
- Annual Physical Exam
- Pap Smear
- Pelvic Exam
- Blood Pressure
- Lipid Panel Blood Test
- Bone Density Test
- Other Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests
- Skin Cancer Screening
- Heart Exam
Schedule your annual exam today!
Reply Physicians and Certified Nurse Practitioners are welcoming new patients. Call us today and take control of your overall health! 919.230.2100.
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