10 Health Exams Women Need

Get tested for HDL, LDL and triglycerides.
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Eye Exams; Age: 20, 30, 40, and 50 + Get tested for HDL, LDL and triglycerides. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
High blood pressure could damage your arteries, heart, and other organs so be sure to test regularly because the devices that are on the market are not always accurate.
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Blood Pressure Test; Age: 20, 30, 40, and 50 + High blood pressure could damage your arteries, heart, and other organs so be sure to test regularly because the devices that are on the market are not always accurate. (credit: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/GettyImages)
A proposed Oklahoma Senate bill would require couples to prove they don’t have any STDs in order to get married in the state.
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STD Test; Age: 20, 30, 40, and 50 + A proposed Oklahoma Senate bill would require couples to prove they don’t have any STDs in order to get married in the state. (credit: China Photos/Getty Images)
Get your first at age 21. Be sure to get checks on your blood sugar, cholesterol, thyroid function, and liver/kidney function.
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Complete Physical; Age: In your 20s Get your first at age 21. Be sure to get checks on your blood sugar, cholesterol, thyroid function, and liver/kidney function. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
This test can detect early signs of cervical cancer, when the chance of curing it is very high. Get the Pap test at your yearly gyno exam.
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Pap Test; Age: In your 20s This test can detect early signs of cervical cancer, when the chance of curing it is very high. Get the Pap test at your yearly gyno exam. (credit: Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
Melanoma is the leading cause of cancer death for women ages 25-29. See a dermatologist annually if you have a family history of skin cancer, or semi-annually if you have actually had the disease. 
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Skin Check; Age: In your 20s Melanoma is the leading cause of cancer death for women ages 25-29. See a dermatologist annually if you have a family history of skin cancer, or semi-annually if you have actually had the disease. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer and most sexually active women get the infection at some point. Beginning around age 30 tested.
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HPV Test; Age: In your 30s HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer and most sexually active women get the infection at some point. Beginning around age 30 tested. (credit: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)
Even if you do not have diabetes, you can have pre-diabetes, so get tested so the doctor can intervene before it becomes full-blown diabetes. The risk of diabetes increases significantly with age.
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Blood Sugar Test, Age: In your 30s Even if you do not have diabetes, you can have pre-diabetes, so get tested so the doctor can intervene before it becomes full-blown diabetes. The risk of diabetes increases significantly with age. (credit: ELMER MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Start getting physicals annually at 40, and include this test particularly if you smoke or have high blood pressure, diabetes or family history of heart disease. 
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Cholesterol Test; Age: In your 40s Start getting physicals annually at 40, and include this test particularly if you smoke or have high blood pressure, diabetes or family history of heart disease. (credit: Rick Gershon/Getty Images)
A mammogram detects more tumors than any ordinary mammogram. Early detection and treatment help prevent the spread of the disease.
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Mammogram; Age: In your 40s, 50s A mammogram detects more tumors than any ordinary mammogram. Early detection and treatment help prevent the spread of the disease. (credit: D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)
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