Being vigilant about health, especially for women, is very much necessary in every stage of life. The modern-day superwomen have to juggle many jobs in life and are expected to be perfect in every sphere of work. Be it home or the workplace, the ever-increasing work pressure on women can take a toll on their health. Regular health check-ups are crucial for them especially before they reach the age of 30, when they are most susceptible to many dangerous diseases.
Detecting the early signs of major ailments will go a long way in reducing the cost and energy required for the treatment of the illness. We at TALK OF NAIJA, have listed some of the important tests which every woman should undergo so that they can lead a happy and healthy lifestyle.
Pap Smear Test:
This is a screening test done to detect cervical cancer. The cervix is the lower part of the womb situated above the vagina. The result of a Pap smear test can reveal the presence of any cancerous cells situated in the cervix. The early detection of the abnormal growth of cells due to cancer can lead to their effective treatment. The test lasts for about 5 minutes. Normally, women should undergo this test when they reach the age of 21 and once every 3 years from there on. Cervical cancer, being a major threat to a woman’s life, can, of course, be treated and averted at the early stages, if Pap smear tests are done regularly.
This is a test done for the detection of breast cancer. This test is nothing but an X-ray of the breasts. Any signs of lumps or abnormal bulges can easily be detected by this screening. This test should be taken regularly, in the gap of 2 to 3 years, for the women in the age group of 20 to 40.
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