Getting preventive care is one of the most important steps you can take to manage your health. That’s because when a condition is diagnosed early, it is usually easier to treat. And regular checkups can help you and your doctor identify lifestyle changes you can make to avoid certain conditions. Ask your physician about these recommended preventive screenings, immunizations and services listed below. Please note that these screenings vary by patient depending on risk factors and medical history.
Preventive Screenings *These are general guidelines. Other factors may affect how early or often your provider recommends screenings.Blood Pressure
- HDL Cholesterol
- LDL Cholesterol
- Influenza Vaccine
- Pneumonia Vaccine
- Zoster (Shingles) Vaccine
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Breast Cancer – Yearly mammograms are recommended for women starting at age 40.* Learn more about Woodlands Mammography Services.
- Cervical Cancer – Regular pap tests are an important preventive tool for women.* Discuss a schedule with your physician.* Learn more about Woodlands OBGYN Services.
- Bone Density – Post Menopause or if you are high risk.* Learn more about Woodlands Diagnostic Imaging Services.
- Prostate Cancer – Discuss the PSA Blood Test and Rectal Exam with your doctor beginning at age 40.* Learn more about Woodlands Urology Services.
Men & Women
- Lung Cancer – New research shows that early detection of lung cancer can save lives. Learn more about Woodlands CT Lung Cancer Screening Program.
- Colon Cancer – Beginning at age 50, men and women should begin recommended screenings for a colonoscopy.*
- Diabetic Screenings
- Hemaglobin A1C*
- Urine microalbumin*
- Foot exam*
- Eye (retina) exam*