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Why Women Need Preventative Care

Updated: Feb 9, 2023

Compass Blog #016_By Maeve J

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Preventative care is medical attention designed to stop an illness before it starts or

catch it before it progresses. It is such a critical component of women’s overall health

throughout the many stages and health needs of a woman’s life.


Nobody wants disease, and it is better to prevent a fire than to try to put it out once it is

ablaze. You have the power to help prevent disease in a number of ways, especially

through proper diet, exercise, mental health, lifestyle choices, and regularly seeing your

doctor.


At Compass Community Health, women’s health is important. Their preventative care

and treatment includes cervical cancer screenings (pap tests), HPV tests, STI tests,

mammograms, colonoscopies, and more. To give you an idea of the importance of

these routines measures, according to the American Cancer Society, mammography

screening can reduce the mortality rate of breast cancer by up to 17%, and when paired

with early treatment, that number rises to 28% Also, getting cervical cancer screenings

(pap tests) reduces “the incidence rate from 14.8 per 100,000 individuals in 1975 to 2.3

per 100,000 individuals in 2014.” That is a huge difference! As the saying goes, “An

ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”


Deciding to make an appointment with your doctor can make a world of difference.

Read more to get to know Compass’ female providers, Megan Whisman, Thea Floyd,

and Stephanie Green. From women’s health and preventative care, to mental health,

nutrition help, and more, Compass Community Health is here to help you manage all of

your health needs. You can establish primary care today by calling the phone number


For many, finances and healthcare can be a roadblock. If this is you, here are two

articles on healthcare accessibility and how to get health insurance, so that you are able

to receive proper care.


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Compass Community Health is here to help.

Reach out today!

-Email: info@compasscommunityhealth.org

-Message us on Facebook @ Compass Community Health

-Call: 740-355-7102

-Address: 1634 11th St, Portsmouth, OH 45662

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