Women's Health Screenings
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.
- Get tested for chlamydia if you are sexually active and at increased risk.
- 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.
- Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure.
- Get tested for gonorrhea if you are sexually active and at increased risk.
- Get tested for HIV at least once.
- Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse because you may need more frequent tests.
- 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