By Dr. Jason Bosco
During the pandemic, many women delayed care. Now, it’s time to get back on track.
Ascension Seton specialists encourage women to stay diligent when it comes to their health. Dr. Jason Bosco, OB/GYN at Ascension Seton Hays, shares three screenings women should not delay this year.
Three Essential Screenings Women Shouldn’t Delay This Year
1. Mammograms: According to the CDC, it is essential that women receive yearly breast exams, and women over 50 should begin regular mammograms. Like many types of cancer, it is essential that breast cancer is caught early. Making a point to keep your yearly exam can save your life.
2. Colonoscopies: Most experts agree that you should have a colonoscopy every 10 years starting at the age of 45. It is essential to stay on schedule and up-to-date. If you’re scheduled to have a colonoscopy this year, it is essential to keep your appointment.
3. Pap smears: Women ages 21 and older should have regular Pap smears. The frequency may vary depending on your doctor or medical history. Pap smears are an essential part of detecting cervical cancer and other abnormalities.
Visit ascension.org to schedule your routine exams today.