20 September 2017

GYN Cancer Screening | Women

Some women, because of their family history, genetic tendency, or age should be screened for cancer starting at the age of 21. Screening tests are a vital part of a woman's overall health care. Screenings and tests can often times catch cancer in its earliest stages, long before any actual symptoms may be noticed.  If you are a women over the age of 21 our recommendation is that you contact Dr Hinson and set up an appointment today. 

There are particular cancer screening tests that are important for women. Each are highly effective and recommended for all females, although some tests are only performed at certain ages. Learn what you should get, and when you should get it, so you can take a more active role in your health care.  Dr Hinson will educate and inform you of your options for prevention and screening. Talk to Dr Hinson about your history and whether you should have additional tests at an earlier age.

Cervical Cancer Screening

Cervical cancer screening (testing) should begin at age 21. Women under age 21 need not be tested. Women between ages 21 and 29 should have a Pap test every 3 years. Now, there is also a test called the HPV test, which is often done in conjunction with a Pap Smear. The combination of both tests makes screening for precancerous cells more specific.

Pelvic Exam for Gynecologic Cancers

A regular pelvic exam is necessary for all women. A pelvic exam is one of the first steps in diagnosing several conditions such as gynecologic cancers and sexually transmitted diseases. How often a woman needs a pelvic exam varies depending on her risk factors for certain conditions and previous exam findings. A pelvic exam is often accompanied by the Pap smear.

Pap Smears

A Pap smear is a medical procedure in which a sample of cells from a woman's cervix is collected examined under a microscope.  The purpose is to look for pre-malignant or malignant cancer.

A Pap smear is a simple, quick, and painless screening test. In the vast majority of cases, a Pap smear identifies minor cellular abnormalities before they have had a chance to become malignant. Hopefully, a pap smear can find abnormal cells when it is most easily treatable.

Cervical Biopsy

A cervical biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue from the cervix to test for abnormal or precancerous conditions, or cervical cancer.

Endometrial Biopsy

The uterus (womb) is lined by a special type of tissue known as the endometrium. Endometrial biopsy is a technique of removing a piece of tissue from the inner lining of the uterus for the purpose of analyzation. The sample is analyzed under a microscope by a doctor with special training. An endometrial biopsy helps in finding problems related to the endometrium. It also is a process to check to see if your body's hormone levels that affect the endometrium are in balance.

BrCA Testing

BrCA Testing has helped thousands of women get information that enabled them to make important choices and take steps to reduce their risk of breast and ovarian cancer
The results of this genetic test could make a significant difference in your life and the lives of your family members depending on your family history of cancer. The cost of BRAC Analysis is reimbursed by most insurance plans The test could make a significant difference in your life.

Why Choose Dr. Hinson

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Passionate about her vision. Treating women as people, respecting their value as females, and as people.

25 years of OB/GYN experience, acting as the only doctor for most of her patients , treating other medical needs as well.

Emphasizes a partnership with the patient in her health care, strongly advocating her responsibility in her health.

Focused, nonjudgemental listener, effective communicator and educator.

Considers the patient's overall health, mental state, and social issues as possible factors contributing to her present problems.

Considers the female body as a whole, not just the pelvic region.

Committed to staying current with changing guidelines and treatment options.

Continuously updating skills with emphasis on minimally invasive and in-office procedures.

More About Dr. Hinson

For 25 years Dr. Joanne S. Hinson has provided compassionate healthcare to the women of Salt Lake City, Utah and beyond. From puberty to menopause, Dr Hinson provides the best personalized GYN services… caring for the whole woman.

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