These days it can be difficult to find time for yourself. With constant demands at work and at home, many of us often neglect our own needs.
This is especially true for parents, particularly mothers, who often focus on the needs of their family before themselves. Routine items like taking care of your health, and getting regular checkups and important health screenings sometimes fall by the wayside.
Because we know how precious your time is, Jefferson offers women 50 years and older – and those 40 years and older who have a family history of colon polyps or colon cancer – an opportunity to combine three important women’s cancer screenings in one visit. You can combine your screening mammography, gyn-Pap test, and a colon cancer pre-screening meeting with a physician.
A colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer can definitely throw you off your routine, but is critical to catching cancers at earlier, more treatable stages. Colonoscopies can also prevent cancer.
“That’s because during a colonoscopy if we detect pre-cancerous polyps,” explains Jefferson gastroenterologist Marianne Ritchie, MD, “we can remove them and stop these polyps from developing into cancer.”
The National Cancer Institute reminds women that gyn cancer screenings are “an essential part of women’s routine health care.”
And Jefferson radiologist and breast imaging specialist Annina N. Wilkes, MD, says, “we recommend annual screening mammograms for all women over the age of 40. The reason for this is that we want to find breast cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage, and that may be years before you’re able to feel it as a lump.”
Call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (800-533-3669) to schedule your three-in-one appointment.