- Nearly one third of women in America age 40 or above have not had a mammogram within the past two years to screen for breast cancer.
- Over 25% of women 18 and older have not had a pap smear in the past 3 years to screen for cervical cancer.
- In 2010, 42.4 million women age 18 and older reported having experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner at some point during their lifetime. Even more remain unreported.
- Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death across women of all ages in the United States, just falling behind heart disease.
- Black/African American women over age 50 are at a greater risk for cervical cancer than white women.
Spectrum offers the following services to maintain good women’s health:
- Regular pelvic exams and pap smears. You should start these exams at age 21 for early detection of any cervical changes.
- Annual physicals which may include blood work to screen for various illnesses and diseases.
- Breast cancer screenings. Women between the ages of 20 and 39, perform a regular self-breast exam. Women starting at age 40 should have an annual mammogram.
- Counseling services from our behavioral health specialist for various situations, including if you have been a victim of a physically and/or emotionally abusive relationship.