Women's Health Screenings: Ages 50 to 64

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Women Ages 50-64

Blood Pressure Tests

  • Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80).
  • Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89.
  • Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher.

Bone Mineral Density Test

  • Discuss with your doctor or nurse if you are at risk of osteoporosis.

Breast Cancer Screening

  • Starting at age 50, get screened every 2 years.

Cervical Cancer Screening

  • Get a Pap test and HPV test together every 5 years if you have a cervix.

Chlamydia Test

  • Get tested for chlamydia if you are sexually active and at increased risk.

Cholesterol Test

  • Get a cholesterol test regularly if you are at increased risk for heart disease.
  • Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested.

Colorectal Cancer Screening

  • Starting at age 50, get screened for colorectal cancer.
  • Talk to your doctor or nurse about which screening test is best for you and how often you need it.

Diabetes Screening

  • Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure.

Gonorrhea Test

  • Get tested for gonorrhea if you are sexually active and at increased risk.

HIV Test

  • Get tested for HIV at least once.
  • Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse because you may need more frequent tests.

Syphilis Test

  • Get tested for syphilis if you are at increased risk.

According to the Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services