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Preventative Health Care

Preventative Health Care is regular medical care and healthy behaviors to avoid illness and disease.

Types of Preventative medical appointments:

  • Initial Health Screening (Resettlement Health Visit)

  • Immunizations

  • Routine Medical Exams

  • Yearly Physical Exam

  • Well Child Exam 

Important Screening Tests for Women

Pap Smear Test:  This simple test done during a pelvic exam has saved many lives by finding cancer of the cervix early enough to treat.

Breast Self-Exam and Mammogram:  A mammogram is an x-ray test that can find breast cancer when it is so small that it cannot be felt, and when it can most likely be cured.  Most women have their first mammogram after they are 40 years old and should get these exams regularly.

Important Screening Tests for Men

Testicular Self-Exam:  Cancer of the testes is the most common type of cancer in young men, 15 to 40 years old.  It is also one of the most curable types of cancer, especially in the early stages.

Prostate:  Prostate problems are common in older men.  All men who are aged 50 or older should have regular prostate exams.  These exams include a rectal exam, and perhaps a blood test called Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA).

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