Sometimes infections don’t cause physical symptoms. Untreated infections are harmful to women, men, babies and future pregnancies.
The Well Women Clinic offers a physical exam, Pap test, simple breast exam and referrals for further services if needed.
This exam is intended to be an initial exam and not an ongoing clinic for your health care needs.
- Pap test: the Pap test/smear can detect cell changes in the cervix. If abnormal cells are found and treated early, it can prevent cervical cancer.
- HPV: HPV is a virus spread through sexual contact and is the main cause for cervical cancer. According to the United States Center for Disease Control, about 79 million Americans are currently infected with HPV and about 10,300 women in the United States get cervical cancer each year. Changes in cervical cells can be found with the Pap test. Cervical cancer is most treatable when it is diagnosed and treated early.
- Simple Breast Exam: The physician’s assistant offers an (optional) simple breast exam to check for abnormalities. Referrals for further testing will be offered if it is determined to be important or necessary. The Susan G. Komen organization states: In 2013 it estimates there will be 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer, 64,640 new cases of in situ breast cancer (DCIS and LCIS) of those about 85% will be DCIS. DCIS is a non-invasive breast cancer and LCIS is a condition that increases the risk of invasive breast cancer and 39,620 breast cancer deaths. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women ages 20 to 59. The American Cancer society states that women diagnosed with early breast cancer when it is small and has not spread have a high chance of surviving it.
- Physical Exam: This is the time to bring up questions you may have about your own personal health so that the physician’s assistant can address them. Lab tests, prescriptions or referrals may be given to help you.
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