It is important to see your GP for regular health checks. The checks can pick up early signs of disease or illness, which means you will get treatment earlier. A general check-up is recommended once a year. If you are at higher risk of a disease or condition, you may need to get checked more often.
Throughout a woman’s life there are many different screening tests and examinations that are recommended to keep healthy and avoid chronic disease these include but are not limited to
- Breast Cancer Screening
- Cervical Cancer Screening
- Heart Checks – Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death for Australian women
- Bowel Cancer Screening
- Skin Checks
- Bone Density Tests
- Mental Health and Wellbeing Checks
It is recommended to speak with your GP to you have a tailor made screening and health check plan.