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A mammogram is a type of X-ray used to screen for breast cancer. Learn more about the process, plus the benefits and risks of mammography.
Osteoporosis is often diagnosed after a fracture caused by weakening bones. Learn about the diagnosis of osteoporosis, including bone density tests.
Skin cancer diagnosis
Skin cancer is diagnosed by physical examination and biopsy. Find out more about mole checks and how skin cancer is diagnosed.
Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference
Learn to estimate whether or not you are a healthy weight by calculating your body mass index (BMI) and measuring your waist circumference.
What is a healthy blood pressure?
It's important to have your blood pressure checked, as high blood pressure can affect blood flow to your organs. Discover more about this simple test.
Cholesterol and lipid tests
A cholesterol (or lipid profile) test looks at the various levels of cholesterol and other fats in your blood.
Blood glucose test
Blood glucose tests, also sometimes called blood sugar tests, are usually used to check for or monitor diabetes.
Bowel cancer screening
Bowel cancer screening is important for early detection. A national screening process is in place called the faecal occult blood test (FOBT).
Regular eye tests can pick up problems before you notice any symptoms – and you don’t need a referral to see an optometrist.
Genetic testing can give you vital information if you're planning a family or if you, or your partner, has a genetic disorder.
Cervical screening test
Pap smears have been replaced by a new cervical screening test to detect human papillomavirus (HPV), helping protect women from cervical cancer.
Health checks for women - Better Health Channel
A woman at high risk of a particular disease should be checked more frequently and/or at an earlier age.
Read more on Better Health Channel website
Pregnancy Women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes can have a healthy baby, but there are extra risks during pregnancy
Read more on Diabetes Australia website
Stroke hits women hardest — Stroke Foundation - Australia
More women than men are dying of stroke every year, with the latest Australian Institute of Health and Welfare data revealing almost two-thirds of stroke victims were female.
Read more on Stroke Foundation website
Health checks you should have: a checklist - myDr.com.au
Everyone should have regular examinations andscreening teststo helpdetectdiseases early, before symptoms have developed.Talk to your GP about health checks you should hav
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