Cancer screening is a normal part of your annual well-woman appointment at Louisiana Women’s Healthcare. During your visit, your gynecologist can perform a breast exam and Pap smear. These help to test for breast cancer and cervical cancer. Many cancers can be treated successfully, or at least kept in check, if caught early enough.
Clinical Breast Exams & Mammography
Breast self-exams combined with annual clinical breast exams, mammography, and genetic testing are important tools in the fight against breast cancer. The physicians of Louisiana Women’s Healthcare are highly-skilled in performing thorough clinical breast exams that can detect lumps and abnormalities in breast tissue. In addition, we, along with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, also recommend annual mammograms beginning at age 40 (or earlier for our high-risk patients).
Gynecological Cancer Detection
Don’t skip out on your annual well woman exam. It’s an important part of caring for your health, now and in the long-term. Breast exams and pap smears can tell you if something is abnormal long before troubling symptoms you can’t ignore develop. If you need a cancer screening, whether it’s time or because you’re experiencing symptoms, call or make an appointment at Louisiana Women’s Healthcare today online, through MyOchsner, or by phone (225) 201-2010.