The periodic and comprehensive woman's health review is very important to the present and long term health of every woman.
A woman's health review includes the complete medical history and comprehensive physical exam. Then, you and your doctor can jointly discuss important issues such as timing of Pap smears, breast exams, mammography, osteoporosis, midlife hormonal conditions such as menopause, pre-menstrual syndrome, contraception, dietary issues, as well as other general concerns.
Remember that the leading cause of death and disability in the mature female population is cardiovascular disease, not cancer. Discuss your cholesterol, blood pressure and exercise program with your doctor.
You and your doctor will then jointly share decision-making about many of the health issues that are so important for your present and future well-being.