Of the 10 leading causes of death, 6 of them are related to diseases that can be treated when detected early. While the list of routine medical checks that a doctor might recommend is overwhelming, here are a few not to skip on; they could save your life:
Early Detection for Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer is the 10th most common form of mortality from cancer in the United States. While the statistics are startling, the rate of invasive cervical cancer has declined by 50% in the last 3 decades. This is a direct result of routine pap smears and early cervical cancer detection becoming more commonplace.
Many women avoid scheduling routine pap smears because the procedure is unpleasant and uncomfortable. Finding an OBGYN you trust makes the pap sme