Women’s health screenings are important to discuss with your health care provider or women’s specialist. In this video, surgeon and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico Medical Director Dr. Diana Weber reminds women to talk with their health care provider about cervical and breast cancer screenings.
Dr. DIANA WEBER: Hello, I’m Dr. Diana Weber, a surgeon and medical director at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, with a message about two preventive screenings for women. As much as we may want to avoid women’s screenings, they are important to discuss with your health care provider or women’s specialist and important for our wellbeing. Cervical cancer screening, or a Pap test, is recommended every three years beginning at age 21 and continuing until age 65. How often you are screened can vary depending on the type of screening and your individual health status. A mammogram, a breast X-ray, may be recommended every one to two years beginning at age 40 to screen for breast cancer. Have a conversation with your health care provider about when you should be screened. Cervical and breast cancer screenings may be lifesaving. If you haven’t talked with your health care provider about these screenings, call and schedule your appointment. As always, remember to talk to your health care provider about any health questions or concerns you may have.
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