Schedule Regular Mammograms
Remain vigilant when it comes to your yearly mammography. It is recommended that women age 40 or above schedule a yearly mammography even if there have been no abnormalities detected. If abnormalities are detected, it is necessary to have a mammography appointment every six months.
Know if you're at risk for bone fracture with a bone densitometry (DEXA) test. A brief scan determines your bone density, which aids your doctor in determining if you have conditions like osteopenia or osteoporosis, conditions which increase your risk for bone fractures.