Maintaining good health not only means eating right and exercising, but also attending your annual well-woman visits to assess your overall health and get the appropriate cancer screenings. May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology is a full-service women’s health practice that has been providing comprehensive health services for women for more than 50 years, including cancer screenings. To schedule an appointment, call the Lancaster, Elizabethtown, Columbia, Ephrata, Intercourse, Willow Street, or Lebanon, Pennsylvania, office or request an appointment online.
Cancer is the second most common cause of death in women in the United States. Cancer screenings are tests that assess your risk of cancer. Detecting cancer or cancer risk early may help prevent complications and improve your response to treatment and overall outcome.
The women’s health experts at May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology offer many cancer screenings for women. Some of the most common include:
Your specialist may also conduct genetic testing if you have a family history of cancer. Mutations in certain genes, including BRAC1 and BRAC2, may increase your risk of developing cancer. Getting tested may help direct frequency and type of breast and other cancer screenings.
If your cancer screen is positive, your specialist at May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology may recommend additional testing. For example, if your Pap smear indicates abnormal cervical cells, your specialist may conduct a colposcopy, which is an in-office procedure where they closely examine your cervical tissue with a colposcope, a type of magnifying instrument. A biopsy may be conducted during this test.
Cancer screenings are an important part of your overall health and wellness plan. To schedule your screening, call May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology today, or book an appointment online.