Preventative Screenings

Recommended Health Screenings by Age

There are a number of recommended screenings that can help women maintain their health at any age.

For women between the ages of 18 and 40:

  • Monthly Breast Self –Exam
  • Yearly Screenings for
    • Blood Lipid Levels
    • Blood Pressure
    • Physical
    • Dental Exam
  • Pap Smear and Pelvic Exam ( every 1-2 years)
  • Have your skin health assessed every three years.
  • Have your cholesterol checked every five years.
  • Hearing checks every 10 years
  • A thyroid test should be done at age 35 and then every five years.
  • Have your eyes examined before the age of 40.

 For women between the ages of 41 and 50:

  • Monthly Breast Self –Exam
  • Yearly Screenings for
    • Blood Lipid Levels
    • Blood Pressure
    • Physical
    • Mammogram
    • Dental Exam
  • Pap Smear and Pelvic Exam ( every 1-2 years)
  • Screen every three years for Skin Health and Blood Sugar Levels (Diabetes).

  • Screen every five years for

    • Cholesterol
    • Thyroid
  • Hearing checks every 10 years
  • Bone Density Test (osteoporosis) at menopause and then as recommended by your physician.
  • Colonoscopy at age 50 and then as recommended by your physician.

 For women between the ages of 51 and 65:

  • Monthly Breast Self –Exam
  • Yearly Screenings for
    • Blood Lipid Levels
    • Blood Pressure
    • Physical
    • Mammogram
    • Dental Exam
  • Pap Smear and Pelvic Exam ( every 1-2 years)
  • Screen every three years for

    • Skin Health
    • Blood Sugar Levels (Diabetes)
    • Cholesterol
  • Screen every five years for

    • Thyroid

    • Hearing checks every 10 years
    • Bone Density Test (osteoporosis) as recommended by your physician.

    • Colonoscopy as recommended

For women over the age of 66:

  • Monthly Breast Self –Exam
  • Yearly Screenings for
    • Blood Lipid Levels
    • Blood Pressure
    • Physical
    • Mammogram
    • Dental Exam
  • Pap Smear and Pelvic Exam ( every 1-2 years)
  • Screen every three years for

    • Skin Health
    • Blood Sugar Levels (Diabetes)
    • Cholesterol
  • Screen every five years for Thyroid

  • Hearing checks every 10 years
  • Bone Density Test (osteoporosis) as recommended by your physician.
  • Colonoscopy as recommended
  • Talk to your provider about your risk of stroke.