QUICK FACTS:

  • 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.