An annual well woman exam is important at any stage of womanhood. Women who are twenty-somethings and women who are post menopausal plus everyone in between can benefit from a well woman exam. It’s a great way to know that you are healthy, you are preventing any issues, plus it is covered by most insurance.
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The average woman has a small chance of getting breast cancer and an even smaller chance of getting ovarian cancer. But if someone in your family has had breast or ovarian cancer, you may be at higher risk. Learn how to understand your family history and find out how it may affect your cancer risk.
Cervical cancer can be detected with screening tests: a Pap test and a human papillomavirus (HPV) test. These can be done as part of a pelvic exam. Most doctors suggest that anyone with a cervix begin getting tested at age 21 and repeat every few years until age 65, but ask your doctor what’s right for you. Learn more about cervical cancer screenings.
Henderson Gynecology continues to practice safe precautions for COVID-19 as recommended by the CDC and the State of Nevada.
- We are requesting our patients to NOT bring any children into our office.
- Masks are still required to be worn in our office per the Nevada governor mandate.
Please be patient and work with our office as we try to adjust to the necessary changes brought on by the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Telemedicine visits continue to be available. Please call our office to see whether your particular need can be scheduled as a telemedicine visit, Monday-Friday during regular business hours at (702) 898-7226.
If you are experiencing flu or fever symptoms, please call your PCP practitioner. If you feel like you have a true emergency please go to your nearest Emergency Room. For further information on the COVID-19 please access the CDC or Southern Nevada Health District websites.
People with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer have a higher risk of getting that cancer. If someone in your family has had one of these cancers, let your doctor know so you can decide together what types of screening are best for you. Learn more about how your family history affects your chances of getting breast or ovarian cancer.
If you decide to vacation, visit old friends, or must travel for work, pregnancy shouldn’t stop you from flying or driving to your destination. As long as you are having a normal pregnancy and you have gotten the OK from your doctor, travel is generally approved and safe, but there are some caveats.
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Endometriosis is an enigmatic condition that affects approximately 10% of American women during their reproductive years.
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