By getting cancer screenings, you can detect and treat precancer or cancer in early stages. Women’s Care of Beverly Hills, located in Beverly Hills and Redondo Beach, California, provides cancer screenings like mammograms and Pap smears as part of routine preventive care. Find out which cancer screening tests you need by calling Women’s Care of Beverly Hills or booking online today.
Cancer screenings are tests that search for cancer before it causes symptoms. Cancer can develop and grow for years without causing pain or other indications, and early detection may lead to more effective treatment with higher cure rates.
In addition to detecting cancer, cancer screenings can often find precancerous cells with the potential of becoming cancerous in the future. You can get the treatment you need before ever developing cancer.
The team at Women’s Care of Beverly Hills ensures you stay on track with any cancer screenings you need, which you can get during your annual wellness exams.
Women’s Care of Beverly Hills provides multiple cancer screenings and can tell you if or when you should consider getting them. They provide:
Genetic cancer testing evaluates your family and personal health history to assess your risk for reproductive cancers like ovarian cancer. These tests also indicate your risk for breast cancer. Some families have more extensive family histories including skin, colon or other cancers that can be tested for.
A Pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer that you get during some of your annual wellness visits at Women’s Care of Beverly Hills. If the team detects any abnormal cells, a diagnostic test called colposcopy can offer more insight.
Mammograms are detailed screenings you get for breast cancer. Before then, the team at Women’s Care of Beverly Hills performs breast exams at all of your annual wellness exams and teaches you to perform self-exams at home.
The team at Women’s Care of Beverly Hills reminds you when it’s time to start including various screenings during your annual wellness exams. They can also recommend further tests if the results of a screening are inconclusive.
You should start getting Pap smears after age 21. The team at Women’s Care of Beverly Hills advises you on how often to get them according to your risk.
You should start getting mammograms around the time you turn 40. The team at Women’s Care of Beverly Hills can tell you how often to get them based on your breast cancer risk.
Find out which cancer screenings you need by calling Women’s Care of Beverly Hills or booking online today.