Tips for Every Woman Over 50

By: Red Hot Mamas

Published: November 5, 2013

Mammogram – Get an annual mammogram every year starting at age 50. It’s also important to get a baseline mammogram at age 40. If you are at risk for developing breast cancer discuss with your doctor if he/she recommends yearly mammograms for you

Pap test – You need to get test annually until around the age of 65. This important test can detect cervical cancer in its early stages.

Bone density – Osteoporosis rises significantly after we reach menopause. A bone density test helps determine whether you are at risk for osteoporosis.

Colonoscopy – Colon cancer kills more women than ovarian, uterine and cervical cancer combines. Every woman should have a colonoscopy at age 50 and then once every ten years after that. You may need to have a colonoscopy more frequently if you have had polyps in the past, or if you have a family history of colon cancer.

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