You’re busy. We get that. You have places to go, people to see, tasks to mark off that ever-growing to-do list. Why take time out of your day to see your gynecologist each year—especially when you may not even need a pap test to check for cervical cancer?
The truth is your check in with your gynecologist is about much more than screening for cervical cancer. It gives you and your provider the opportunity to touch base about your overall health as a woman—from family planning to menstrual cycles; contraceptive care to mental health; cancer screenings to menopause management; how you’re eating and exercising to chatting about risk factors for heart disease.
During your wellness exam, we’ll cover all these topics and more. After all, we want you to feel healthy from your head to your toes. It’s the perfect time and place to make sure you’re at your healthiest and up to date on all your screenings, including:
- Bone density and osteoporosis
- Cervical cancer
- Colon cancer
- Heart health
Based on your medical and family history, your doctor may also recommend additional testing. It’s a plan you can make together to keep you feeling your best.