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    Knowledge is power, so get informed. Here you’ll find women’s health facts and information about medical care.

    Screening & Care

    Getting the right screening test at the right time is one of the most important things you can do for your health.

    If you're a woman in your 20s or 30s, take control of your health with these simple steps.

    If you're a woman in your 40s or 50s, follow these simple steps to stay strong and healthy for a lifetime.

    If you're a woman in your 60s and beyond, follow these simple steps to stay strong and healthy for a lifetime.

    Learn about recommended medical tests for your 20s and 30s.

    Find out what medical tests are recommended for women over 40.

    Keep track of tests and procedures you need after the age of 40 and take it with you to your next doctor appointment.

    There are several ways to do a breast biopsy. The sample of breast tissue will be looked at under a microscope to check for cancer cells.

    A breast ultrasound is used to see whether a breast lump is filled with fluid (a cyst) or if it is a solid lump.

    A Pap smear checks cells from a woman’s cervix. Learn how the Pap smear is used to screen for cervical cancer.

    A pelvic exam is part of a woman’s annual physical exam or pregnancy checkup. Find out what the pelvic exam involves.

    Rightly or not, women are often seen as being under the influence of their hormones. As a result, they are said to be subject to hormonal "tides" or hormonal "storms."

    Find out which of your daily habits may be increasing your risk.

    Vaccines and Treatments

    Get information on Gardasil, the first vaccine against leading causes of cervical cancer.

    Here's what adults need and when they need them.

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