GET YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE TESTED
High blood pressure is associated with heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease and eye issues. Don’t assume that because you are young and healthy that your blood pressure is fine. Around five times as many women die of heart attacks than breast cancer and 60% of stroke victims are under 60!
HAVE A SKIN CANCER CHECK
Living in Australia (and particularly by the beach) means skin cancer is a real risk. A simple check-up once a year can detect changes early. Book it now.
SEE THE DENTIST
When did you last see a dentist? Regular check-ups keep your teeth in good condition and help prevent future issues. Kids should start seeing the dentist around the age of two to three.
HAVE A PAP SMEAR
Most women diagnosed with cervical cancer haven’t had regular pap smears. Over 90% of cervical cancers can be prevented with regular pap tests. A little awkward for a lot of piece of mind.
CHECK YOUR BREASTS
In the past, campaigns have focused on specific styles of self-examination. Research has shown this does not significantly reduce mortality from breast cancer and the focus now is on knowing the normal look and feel of your breasts and to seek advice from your doctor if you notice changes.