10 Medical Tests Women Need This Year

What health tests and checkups do you really need?
pap-smear

Credit: Getty Images

9 of 12

Pap smear

Starting at age 21, regardless of sexual history, women should have a Pap once every three years to look for signs of cervical cancer. As with mammograms, however, these guidelines apply only to women in good health who do not have an elevated risk for cancer. Talk with your doctor about your risk factors and the screening schedule that's appropriate for you.

Next: Colonoscopy

Previous
Next
» View All

Get the latest health, fitness, anti-aging, and nutrition news, plus special offers, insights and updates from Health.com!

More Ways to Connect with Health
Advertisement