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Wellness Checks (Healthy You)


WOMEN SHOULD START GETTING THEIR WELLNESS CHECKS AND PAP SMEARS EVERY THREE YEARS ONCE THEY TURN 21…THAT’S ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN CONGRESS OF OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNECOLOGISTS… AND IF YOU DON’T…TONIGHT’S HEALTHY YOU WILL SHOW JUST HOW DANGEROUS THAT CAN BE…((–MELANIE TOWNSEND REPORTING–))RECENT FINDINGS BY THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY HAVE ESTIMATED MORE THAN 13 THOUSAND WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES WILL BE DIAGNOSED WITH INVASIVE CERVICAL CANCER…AND MORE THAN 268 THOUSAND WOMEN WILL BE DIAGNOSED WITH INVASIVE BREAST CANCER….AND THESE DISEASES CAN BE BETTER IDENTIFIED AND TREATED IF MORE WOMEN START…HEREa&.UNITED REGIONAL’S DR. THIEN TRAN SAYS THER E’S MUCH MORE TO A TYPICAL WELLNESS CHECK THAN MOST PEOPLE THINKa&.TRAN: WE TALK MORE THAN JUST THE BREAST EXAM AND THE PAP SMEARS AT THE EXAM, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THERE IS NO UPDATES TO THE FAMILY HISTORY, NO NEW SYMPTOMS THAT WOULD SUGGEST THAT THERE’S A MORE SIGNIFICANT THING GOING ONa&. AND OTHER THAN SWABBING FOR SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES AND PERFORMING MAMMOGRAMS…DR. TRAN SAYS THESE EXAMS ALSO ASSES YOUR AGE AND FAMILY HISTORY BECAUSE THEY ARE THE TOP RISK FACTORS FOR CANCERa&. TRAN: BREAST CANCER USUALLY APPEARS IN AGES 40-50…BUT FOR WOMEN THAT ARE AT AN INCREASED RISK WE EITHER BASE THAT ON THE FAMILY HISTORY ALONE OR POSITIVE GENETIC TESTING, THEN WE WANT TO START THAT EARLIER AND MORE OFTENa&. TODAY’S WELLNESS CHECKS NOT ONLY LOOK FOR SIGNS OF BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER BUT OVARIAN CANCER, AND COLORECTAL CANCER AS WELL THROUGH GENETIC TESTING METHODS SUCH AS BRCA TESTING OR COLARISa&.TRAN: THAT TESTS FOR THE HEREDITARY LYNCH SYNDROME WHICH IS THE NON-POLYPOSIS COLORECTAL CANCER AND WITH THAT IT NOT ONLY PREDISPOSES WOMEN TO COLORECTAL CANCER BUT IT ALSO INCREASES THEIR CHANCES OF GETTING UTERINE CANCERa&AND THERE’S A REASON WHY DOCTORS WANT TO TRY AND CATCH THESE SO CALLED SILENT KILLERS EARLYa&. TRAN:CERVICAL CANCER REALLY DOES NOT PRESENT WITH ANYTHING…BY THE TIME THAT IT DOES PRESENT WITH VAGINAL BLEEDING, BLEEDING AFTER INTERCOURSE, THAT SORT OF THING THEN IT’S MORE LIKELY TO BE IN THE VERY ADVANCED STAGE ALREADYa&.ALTHOUGH HE’S A MALE OBGYN…DR. TRAN SAYS ESTABLISHING A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH ANY PHYSICIAN AND TALKING ABOUT YOUR CONCERNS IS MUCH BETTER THAN NOT TALKING ABOUT THEM AT ALLa&.TRAN: THE GOOD THING ABOUT OUR OFFICE IS THAT WE HAVE A GOOD MIXTURE OF MALE AND FEMALE PROVIDERS IF THEY ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH A MALE PROVIDER THEN WE HAVE FEMALE PROVIDERSa&.AND HE ALSO LEAVES THIS PIECE OF ADVICEa&.KNOWLEDGE IS POWER…MORE THAN LIKELY EVERYTHING WILL BE FINEa&. 3 (–MELANIE–)UNITED REGIONAL ALSO DOES GENETIC TESTING FOR EXPECTING MOTHERS AND COUPLES…IF YOU’D LIKE TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT WITH DR. TRAN OR ANY OTHER OBGYN’S AT THE CARE PLUS CLINIC, SEARCH HEALTHY YOU ON TEXOMASHOMEPAGE DOT COM. 3 (–MELANIE–)RIGHT AFTER THE BREAK… TOBIN IS LIVE FROM

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