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Breast Cancer
Awareness Month

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Breast Cancer
Awareness Month

Why You Need a Well-Woman Exam Today

What is Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast.  In 2022, an estimated 287,500 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S.
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for Hispanic women living in the United States.  Additionally, men can get breast cancer too, it’s estimated that 2,710 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2022.  This year, the CDC estimates that 43,550 women will die from breast cancer in the U.S.
At Terros Health, we’re committed to making a difference in people’s lives and to help educate our community on the power of prevention. During October, we’re encouraging our patients who are 21 and over to come in for a well-woman exam.
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Early detection through health screenings is the first step to the best treatments and outcomes. A well-woman exam will provide screenings for breast and cervical cancers, heavy periods, osteoporosis, and any other health conditions you may be concerned about.

How does a well-woman exam make a difference?

Your well-woman exam is your personal health roadmap. It’s a way to help you stay healthy for the ones you love and care for. Your well-woman exam can make a world of difference between living and thriving at your personal best. Specially designed for a woman’s needs, the exam is part discussion and part physical exam. It also involves any testing, counseling, or immunizations required depending on your age, lifestyle, and medical history.

What happens at a well-woman exam?

Your annual well-woman exam is tailored to suit your specific needs and health concerns. Depending on your age, family history, personal health history, and need for preventive screenings, our providers may also check your blood pressure, height, weight, or temperature.

Depending on your age,
our well-woman exam may cover different health topics.

Your well-woman visits during ages 21-29 years may include family planning, contraception discussion, the beginning of cervical cancer screening and more. Be sure to include contraception and family planning discussions during your well-woman exam. Your exam may include the following screenings and tests:

Services may include:

  • Pap Test
  • Clinical/Self-Breast Exam
  • Mammogram Consultation
  • Nutrition Consultation
  • High Blood Pressure Check-Up
  • Menstrual Health
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing

For women ages 30-39, this may be a time in your life when you’re more sexually active, and you may have given birth or plan to become pregnant. Be sure to discuss contraception and family planning during your exam. Your well-women exam may include the following screenings and tests:

Services may include:

  • Pap Test
  • Clinical/Self-Breast Exam
  • Mammogram Consultation
  • Nutrition Consultation
  • High Blood Pressure Check-Up
  • Menstrual Health
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing

You may notice weight gain during ages 40-49 because of stress from juggling family, work, friendships, and social activities. Stress can lead to weight gain. So, during your next well-woman exam, be sure to talk with our medical providers about your mental health as well as nutrition and exercise. Your well-woman exam may include the following screenings and tests:

Services may include:

  • Pap Test
  • Clinical/Self-Breast Exam
  • Mammogram Consultation
  • Nutrition Consultation
  • High Blood Pressure Check-Up
  • Menstrual Health
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing

For women ages 50-59, this is a time when you may begin menopause. During your next well-woman exam, be sure to talk with our medical providers about any bodily changes you’ve experienced, your questions about menopause and what you may expect. Your well-women exam may include the following screenings and tests:

Services may include:

  • Pap Test
  • Clinical/Self-Breast Exam
  • Mammogram Consultation
  • Nutrition Consultation
  • High Blood Pressure Check-Up
  • Menstrual Health
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing

For women 60 or older, this is a time when your body undergoes changes that may include weakening of your bones, which could lead to osteoporosis.
During your next well-woman exam, make sure to talk with our medical providers about ways to strengthen your bones and lifestyle changes that can help slow down the progression of osteoporosis. Your well-woman exam may include the following screenings and tests:

Services may include:

  • Pap Test
  • Clinical/Self-Breast Exam
  • Mammogram Consultation
  • Nutrition Consultation
  • Bone Density Test/Osteoporosis
  • High Blood Pressure Check-Up
  • Menstrual Health
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing

Routine screening exams are the cornerstone of taking care of your health. Annual checkups help diagnose issues before they become a serious health risk and can help protect you.

Depending on your age, our well-woman exam
may cover different health topics.

Your well-woman visits during ages 21-29 years may include family planning, contraception discussion, the beginning of cervical cancer screening and more. Be sure to include contraception and family planning discussions during your well-woman exam. Your exam may include the following screenings and tests:

Services may include:

  • Pap Test
  • Clinical/Self-Breast Exam
  • Mammogram Consultation
  • Nutrition Consultation
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing
  • High Blood Pressure Check-Up
  • Menstrual Health
For women ages 30-39, this may be a time in your life when you’re more sexually active, and you may have given birth or plan to become pregnant. Be sure to discuss contraception and family planning during your exam. Your well-women exam may include the following screenings and tests:

Services may include:

  • Pap Test
  • Clinical/Self-Breast Exam
  • Mammogram Consultation
  • Nutrition Consultation
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing
  • High Blood Pressure Check-Up
  • Menstrual Health
You may notice weight gain during ages 40-49 because of stress from juggling family, work, friendships, and social activities. Stress can lead to weight gain. So, during your next well-woman exam, be sure to talk with our medical providers about your mental health as well as nutrition and exercise. Your well-woman exam may include the following screenings and tests:

Services may include:

  • Pap Test
  • Clinical/Self-Breast Exam
  • Mammogram Consultation
  • Nutrition Consultation
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing
  • High Blood Pressure Check-Up
  • Menstrual Health
For women ages 50-59, this is a time when you may begin menopause. During your next well-woman exam, be sure to talk with our medical providers about any bodily changes you’ve experienced, your questions about menopause and what you may expect. Your well-women exam may include the following screenings and tests:

Services may include:

  • Pap Test
  • Clinical/Self-Breast Exam
  • Mammogram Consultation
  • Nutrition Consultation
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing
  • High Blood Pressure Check-Up
  • Menstrual Health
For women 60 or older, this is a time when your body undergoes changes that may include weakening of your bones, which could lead to osteoporosis.
During your next well-woman exam, make sure to talk with our medical providers about ways to strengthen your bones and lifestyle changes that can help slow down the progression of osteoporosis. Your well-woman exam may include the following screenings and tests:

Services may include:

  • Pap Test
  • Clinical/Self-Breast Exam
  • Mammogram Consultation
  • Nutrition Consultation
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing
  • Bone Density Test/Osteoporosis
  • High Blood Pressure Check-Up
  • Menstrual Health

Routine screening exams are the cornerstone of taking care of your health.
Annual checkups help diagnose issues before they become a serious health risk and can help protect you.

Regular well-woman exams reduce
your risk of serious health conditions.

If you’re looking for a compassionate medical provider who is skilled in performing annual well-woman exams, call Terros Health today at 602-685-6000
and schedule your visit. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Terros Health
27th Avenue Health Center
3864 N 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85017
(602) 797-7000
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Terros Health
Olive Health Center
6153 W Olive Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302
(602) 389-3560
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Terros Health
McDowell Health Center
4909 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 302-7770
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Terros Health
Stapley Health Center
1111 S Stapley Dr
Mesa, AZ 85204
(602) 302-7900
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For Medical Care     Call  602-685-6000 

Donate to Terros Health

Your contribution will help in transforming the health
and well-being of families throughout Arizona.

Terros health is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is also a Qualifying Charitable Organization code 20295.

Regular well-woman exams
reduce your risk of serious health conditions.

If you’re looking for a compassionate medical provider who is skilled in performing annual well-woman exams, call Terros Health today at 602-685-6000 and schedule your visit. We look forward to seeing you!

Terros Health
27th Avenue Health Center
3864 N 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85017
(602) 797-7000
Need driving directions?

Terros Health
Olive Health Center
6153 W Olive Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302
(602) 389-3560
Need driving directions?

Terros Health
McDowell Health Center
4909 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 302-7770
Need driving directions?

Terros Health
Stapley Health Center
1111 S Stapley Dr
Mesa, AZ 85204
(602) 302-7900
Need driving directions?

Donate to Terros Health

Your contribution will help in transforming the health and well-being of families throughout Arizona.

Terros health is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization and is also a Qualifying Charitable Organization
code 20295