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Preventative Care

Navigating Every Stage of a Woman’s Life

At Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women, we are here to help women maintain good health throughout their lives. Women have unique healthcare needs throughout their lives and should see their doctor for necessary counseling, screening, testing, or checkups.

Common preventative health services for women include:

  • Breast cancer genetic assessments
  • Pre-natal genetic testing
  • Mammograms every 1-2 years beginning at age 40
  • Contraceptive counseling and pregnancy testing
  • Cervical cancer screenings (Pap test)
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI/STD) testing
  • Diabetes screenings
  • Colonoscopy starting at age 45
  • Osteoporosis (bone density) screenings
  • Tobacco use interventions
  • Annual well-woman visits
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