Today is National Woman’s Checkup Day and today we encourage you to schedule your next checkup. Since we began doing the #SheIsStrongByAvenue42 campaign, we have met so many strong women that have been faced with some difficult times and we want to encourage you to get checked so that if you are faced with any challenges with your health, you catch it early!
We have put together a short list of items you should be getting checked, and when you should begin. Do you have something to add to the list? Let us know in the comments!
Women aged 40 to 69 should have a mammogram every two years.
Doctor’s Breast Exams
Women should start checking every every three years at the age of 20.
Men and women over the age of 40 should be screened for diabetes every three years.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation recommends all adults have their blood pressure checked at least once a year.
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada recommends women over 21 have a Pap test once a year until they have had two normal test results in a row, then test every three years.
Adults over 50 should do a colorectal screening test every two years.
All women and men over the age of 65 years should get a bone mineral density or BMD test.