A physical exam to evaluate for a breast lump. To determine whether that lump is benign, a mammogram and breast ultrasound will be ordered. If the lump is confirmed to be cancer, surgery is usually performed.
A Pap smear is a screening procedure for cervical cancer. It tests for the presence of precancerous or cancerous cells on the cervix.
During the routine procedure, cells from your cervix are gently scraped away and then examined for abnormal growth.
Most women should start getting regular Pap smears at age 21 or if you are sexually active.
A colposcopy is a type of women’s health exam. It is done if you have an abnormal Pap smear. The purpose of the exam is to get a close look at a woman’s cervix. It can detect cervical cancer at an early stage.
Gardisil 9 vaccine
- With the HPV vaccine, your child could be one less at risk for future HPV-related cancers and diseases
- In females ages 9 through 26, Gardisil 9 can help protect against cervical cancer, vulvar and vaginal cancer, anal cancer, and genital warts.
- Gardisil 9 is the only vaccine that helps protect against 9 types of HPC (Types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58). These 9 types are responsible for the majority of HPV-related cancers and diseases.