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Health checks for women

Blood glucose test

Blood glucose tests (blood sugar tests) are used to diagnose and monitor diabetes. Find out how to prepare for this test and what your results mean.

Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference

Learn how to calculate your body mass index (BMI) and measure your waist circumference. These measurements tell you if you are a healthy weight.

Bone density scan

Find out if you need a bone density scan and how this medical test is used to help identify low bone density and diagnose osteoporosis.

Bowel cancer screening

Bowel cancer screening is important for early detection of bowel cancer. This test can show up signs of cancer before you have symptoms.

Breast checks to detect breast cancer

Your risk of developing breast cancer increases with age. Here’s how to recognise symptoms and detect it early.

Cervical screening test

The cervical screening test detects human papillomavirus (HPV) to help prevent cervical cancer. Discover when you need to begin having it.

Cholesterol and lipid blood tests

A cholesterol and lipid blood test looks at the levels of cholesterol and other fats in your blood. Find out if you need one.

Regular eye tests can help make sure your eyes are in good health.

Eye tests

Regular eye tests can pick up problems before you have any symptoms. You don’t need a referral to see an optometrist. Learn more about eye tests here.

Genetic testing

Genetic testing can give you vital information if you're planning a family, or if you or your partner has a genetic disorder.

Mammogram (breast screens)

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 having a mammogram.

Skin cancer and melanoma

Skin cancer and melanoma occurs when skin cells grow abnormally, usually from too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.

Blood pressure explained

Learn what is a healthy or normal blood pressure. Discover the symptoms of high and low blood pressure and how to monitor your blood pressure.

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