Regular gynecologic checkups are a preventive health measure most firmly established in our society.
Thanks to them the following have been achieved:
- Lower incidence and mortality rate of certain gynecologic cancers such as cervical, breast, and ovarian cancer, whose prognosis and survival rate are directly related to its size at the time of diagnosis.Improvements in the reproductive health of many women. Unwanted pregnancies can be avoided through the choice of the most suitable contraceptive method and a proper health education helps to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.
- Enhanced quality of life for women at different stages of their lives, such as the menopause thanks to healthy habits both nutritional and of lifestyle which result in lesser risk of osteoporosis and fractures.
The gynecological check-up must consist of a smear test or an HPV detection test, a gynecological exam and a transvaginal ultrasound. These tests should be adapted to the circumstances and age of each patient. Screening mammograms are recommended yearly from age 40.