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Medical Screenings for Women Over 50

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August 19, 2021

As I drove home from my full body skin exam yesterday with a small bandage on my forehead, I tried to think about the fashion post I needed to write for today. But, try as I did, I just couldn’t get past the feeling that maybe I should share a little about my own medical journey this year. Don’t worry. There’s nothing extraordinary to share. But it occurred to me that I’d had a pretty full panel of the medical screenings recommended for women over 50. And maybe some of my readers could use a little prompting to make some of the same appointments I made this year.

Hang with me! We’ll get back to fashion and other fun things tomorrow. But let’s talk oh so briefly about one of the things I loathe most…making appointments.

Medical Screenings for Women Over 50

Yes, you read that right. Even more than I dislike medical screenings, I hate making appointments for them. Hahaha! According to my Google search results, I have a mild combination of telephobia (the fear of phone conversations) and appointment anxiety. I don’t like making appointments for spa treatments or haircuts, much less medical exams. Okay, all personal weirdness aside, let’s give the girl a hand for the medical screening appointments I did make this year and managed to keep. More importantly, let’s run through that list of medical screenings for women over 50 so we can all be aware…and schedule them if needed.

General Physical Exam

I’m a firm believer in having a general, annual physical exam with a primary healthcare provider. My insurance doesn’t require one, but it does provide for one (with a co-pay), so I definitely take advantage of that.

Some of the advantages of having a yearly physical include:

  • building a relationship with your healthcare provider (I see a nurse practitioner) for ongoing care
  • developing a baseline health status for comparison in case anything changes
  • gentle prodding to get other tests and exams scheduled
  • a thorough exam of your health, taking into consideration changes and conditions you might not think of on your own

I love that my nurse listens to me, asks me lots of questions and suggests the screenings and tests I need to have in order to adequately assess my health. Do you have a general practitioner with whom you are comfortable and transparent?

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Full Blood Panel

I’ll admit, my nurse practitioner issued the orders for my full blood panel back in the spring when I had my last physical, but I just got around to having those tests last week. If I’d had them earlier I might could have already lowered my cholesterol significantly by now. Yes, while I suspected that my thyroid count might be off again, instead I discovered that my cholesterol is high. Ugh.

But information is power. If I don’t know the situation, I can’t do anything about it. That’s why having a comprehensive blood panel is so important. My healthcare provider requested

  • blood sugar levels
  • full cholesterol check
  • liver enzymes check
  • thyroid panel
  • and maybe more…that I couldn’t figure out what they were!

Your orders from your healthcare provider will vary depending on medications you take, family and personal history and other conditions you might have. But it’s so important to get the information that only a blood test can provide.

By the way, my Thyroid medication is working fine. No problem there. And I’ve already made significant changes to my diet and exercise routine to improve my cholesterol count.

Pap Smear & Pelvic Exam

Guess what? Just because we’re no longer birthing babies or even menstruating doesn’t mean we no longer need to get on that table and into those stirrups. Ugh. In order to head off dangerous but treatable conditions such as cervical and uterine cancers, we still need to have regular pap smears and pelvic exams.

But the good news is that women over 50 only need to have this exam every three to five years unless you have previous conditions or family or personal medical histories that indicate otherwise.

I just learned in the last few months that my gynecologist has moved, so once again I have to hunt for a good one. It’s tough, huh? But one benefit is that you and I don’t have to look for a gynecologist who is also an obstetrician.

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Of course if you only get that pelvic exam every three years, you might need that general healthcare provider to provide an annual breast exam. At least get her to write your orders for a mammogram, if orders are required.

Mammogram schedules are different for each of us, depending on family and personal history, as well as other personal preconditions. But the healthcare agencies and professional societies have varied recommendations about the frequency of this important screening, too.

Between the ages of 50 to 74, for women with average risk:

  • the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and American College of Radiology (ACR) both suggest an annual mammography screening.
  • the American Cancer Society (ACS) states that women ages 50 to 54 should get mammograms annually, but those who are ages 55 and older should switch to mammograms every 2 years.

Ultimately the frequency of this test is something you should determine with your primary care giver. But don’t neglect to get it when it’s time. I got mine!

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Colon Testing

Colon cancer is one that generally goes undetected until it’s too late to treat it, unless you have the proper screening. While colonoscopies continue to be the most reliable and effective diagnostic tool, there are other less invasive, less expensive and highly accurate tests available. Everyone should have a colon test at age 50 and, if a colonoscopy is used, then be tested again in ten years – as long as there is no family history or other indicators.

However, if you have other conditions that preclude the efficacy of going under anesthesia or other aspects of this test, you and your doctor may opt for a different type of testing.

Two year ago I used Fecal immunochemical testing FIT as my diagnostic tool of choice. And this year I opted for a Cologuard test. Both of these tests involve collecting a stool sample, which is not fun, but it’s doable. The FIT test requires a yearly test, whereas the Cologuard should be done every three years.

I didn’t enjoy the process of these tests, but I was so relieved when the results came back. Not just because they were negative, but because they gave me insight and knowledge that I couldn’t have otherwise.

Eye Exam

When we hit our 50s (if not before) we usually begin to notice significant differences in our vision. Even if we can adjust our vision enough to read with just drugstore readers, it’s a good idea to get a thorough eye exam at this time. You no longer have to have your eyes dialated if you prefer, and can still be tested thoroughly for cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma.

Eye Screenings for Women Over 50

I couldn’t find consistent information about how regularly we should have our eyes examined after 50. But I did read over and over that we should have at least a benchmark exam between 40 and 50 or as soon as we notice any changes in our vision. From there I found recommendations to have eye exams as needed with changes in vision or other symptoms, such as eye fatigue, headaches and dryness.

I recently had my eyes examined and purchased new glasses. I have one pair for work and one for “life.” And my eyes feel so much better now that I’m wearing the right prescriptions.

Oral Exams

I feel like it goes without saying that we need at least yearly if not twice yearly teeth cleanings. I actually have to have my teeth cleaned every four months because of a genetic gum condition. But I’ve also noticed that my dentist does more than check for cavities. He checks for oral cancer and overall health indicators, too. I suggest going to a dentist that provides that kind of thorough care.

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Skin Exam

And that brings me to the last physical exam I’ve had this year. I finally had my first ever full body skin screening. If you have any family history of skin cancer, personal history of severe sun damage, fair skin that blisters or burns easily, a number of large moles or a history of tanning bed use, you should visit a dermatologist who is skilled in full body scans (not all dermatologist do this type of procedure). But also if you’ve received an organ transplant or have or have had an occupation that exposes(d) you to the sun excessively, you should consider an initial scan, too. From there you and your doctor can decide how frequently you need to have additional full body scans.

My exam was very pain free and comfortable. My doctor is good. She talked with me about my blog and YouTube channel as she gently examined my skin head to toe…literally. I was clothed in a gown that opened in the back and my panties. But she did indeed check every part of my skin. It didn’t feel invasive; it felt thorough and informative.

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My doctor is concerned about a spot on my forehead so she proceeded – with my blessing – to biopsy it then and there. I only felt a bit of discomfort as she injected the numbing agent, but I didn’t feel anything else. And I left with only a small, round bandage on the place where she’d made the small scrape.

Of course, if the biopsy determines that the place is indeed basal cell carcinoma, then I will have to have it removed or another form of treatment (depending on the type of basal cell). But again, knowledge is power.

Osteoporosis Screening

The one screening that I have not had is a bone density check. Well, I had one when I turned 50, but I’ve not had one this year. That initial screening acts as a baseline and indicates, too, if there are significant indicators of frailty. But it’s important that we have additional screenings at least every 15 years, more frequently if there are indicators of osteoporosis.

So that’s a wrap! I know that you probably didn’t show up here for medical advice. And remember, I’m not a doctor. I’ve tried to be very careful not to prescribe anything to you, but simply to report the recommendations of trustworthy medical agencies and professional organizations. In the end, we are indeed in the driver’s seat when it comes to our healthcare. But, like a driver who knows how to read the signs on the road she travels, we are more likely to get further along if we equip ourselves with the knowledge that is available through these fairly simple, minimally invasive and quite accurate suggested medical screenings for women over 50.

But listen. There’s no guilting or shaming here. Like I said, I have a terrible time making these appointments. And I’ve been known to back out of them once they’re made, too! I’m not proud of that and I’ve gotten much better about keeping them. But I simply wanted to encourage anyone who maybe, like me, has been putting off some of these screenings. I can tell you that I survived them and you will, too.

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I’m always moved by the story in Mark of the woman who had hemorrhaged for twelve years. I’m blessed by the miracle of Jesus healing her. And I’m compelled by her amazing faith that He could. But I’m saddened by the fact that she “had endured much at the hands of many physicians.”

Friend, while I do suggest that we gain the medical knowledge we need in order to take good care of ourselves and live long healthy lives, I do not support staying under the care of a healthcare provider who does not have your best interest at heart. If you are not pleased with the effectiveness, the professionalism, the quality of care or the bedside manner of your doctor or nurse, please seek the recommendations of trusted friends for a new healthcare provider. Don’t let a poor experience or treatment keep you from having the care you need.

A woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years, and had endured much at the hands of many physicians, and had spent all that she had and was not helped at all, but rather had grown worse— after hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and touched His cloak. ~ Mark 5:25-27

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44 thoughts on “Medical Screenings for Women Over 50

  1. Kay, you are a gem for providing such helpful information for all women over 50! This was informative, well written and spot on. I am now a Cancer survivor because I acted quickly over 5 years ago when I found a lump in my neck. I got 2 different opinions until I went to a special hospital in Boston (Dana Farber) where they correctly diagnosed my very rare form of Cancer. We all need to take be active participants in our health care management. So kudos to you for informing, being real, and getting the word out there. Thanks so much Kay! You may have saved a life (or two!) today with your blog. P.S. And prayer and faith in God played a huge part in my recovery. We are always in his hands.

  2. In the last year I have had each test you described except the mammogram. I have done this yearly including a mammogram since long ago. In September of 2013 I had an autoimmune disease that affected my liver and I was hospitalized and in rehab for a few months. The main test missed was the mammogram. When I was discharged and fairly strong once again, my mammogram was scheduled. Yes, it came back showing breast cancer. The mammogram was usually scheduled for October but was done the following March in 2014. So I underwent surgery and because this was the fourth type of cancer I had had, and because I was approaching 70, I chose to have the surgery, remove my breasts, and have no reconstruction. Much prayer and thought brought me to this decision; one which I have never regretted. Better safe than sorry. Colon cancer was my first personal experience with cancer after two of my brothers had also had colon cancer. I strive daily to remind our son, niece and nephews about the family history but the only one who has been tested is our son.

  3. I thought I was the only one who just hates making phone calls! I will put it off until the last minute. I don’t know if I think there will be some magical telephone fairy who will appear and take care of it! Then, when I finally do make the call, I feel like celebrating! These are all good tests to do. I need to do the full body scan and then I’ll be all caught up for this year!

  4. As a retired nurse, I thank you for the reminder to get those screenings done. And I also hate making appointments by phone. Fortunately my clinic has an online process for requesting a visit.

    About three years ago, a cousin who was under 50 went for her annual mammogram. It showed a lump, which turned out to be cancer. When she rang the bell after her treatment course was finished, she posted a reminder on Facebook to get a mammogram scheduled if it had been more than a year since a previous screening. My 59 year old sister realized she was a couple of months overdue for her mammogram, so she immediately called for an appointment. They found a small lump that turned out to be triple negative breast cancer, more rare and more deadly. She had chemo, followed by surgery, and then radiation. Because it was found when it was small and confined, she has an excellent chance of remaining cancer free.

    1. Kate, I have a question that you may be able to answer for me. Since I’ve had a hysterectomy, do I still need to see a GYN for an annual exam, if I let my primary care order my annual mammogram & do my breast exams? Thank you!

      1. Hi Ginger, Even after hysterectomy pelvic exams are usually recommended. How often depends on whether you had the ovaries removed along with the uterus and your age. Because the best way to detect ovarian and rectal cancers is by pelvic exam, your doctor may recommend yearly exams if your ovaries are intact and/or you are under 65. If you had a total hysterectomy, they might space it out to every three years if you have no other risk factors. Pelvic exams can be done by family practice doctors, NPs, and PAs as well as gynecologists. As always, your practitioner knows you best.

      2. Ginger,
        I am responding concerning whether are not you need pelvic exams after hysterectomy. As Kate said it depends on if you have your Fallopian tubes/ ovaries.
        I am a doctor and my mother died from ovarian cancer. Unfortunately the pelvic exam will not detect most ovarian cancers. But part of seeing a gynecologist or other provider would be to discuss the very non specific symptoms it presents with- abdominal swelling, decrease in appetite, nausea, change in bowel habits.
        The symptoms are often attributed to the GI tract/ irritable bowel etc.

        So if anyone is experiencing similar symptoms make sure they have considered gynecological causes. The initial tests are usually a transvaginal ultrasound and a blood test CA125.
        Most women are diagnosed with stage 3-4 disease. If you hear those words, don’t give up. There have been many improvements in treatment.

        The bottom line is for women (and doctors) is to rule out gyn disease when you have unexplained abdominal pain and symptoms.

    2. Thank you for these reminders. I had them all right before the lockdown, except the bone density and full body skin check. While there is anxiety surrounding these tests, the relief and peace of mind if you get good results cannot be described. Keep encouraging women the importance of these tests; it could save lives!

  5. I do get a twice a year checkup with bloodwork and a twice a year eye exam. I had the colon kit home delivery thing done and the only meds at age 79 is for BP and cholesterol. I do have quilt about the others. I’m happy to see a post that reminds women of the tests we need to get because knowledge about what’s happening in your body is needed if we want to avoid future problems and stay healthy!

  6. I’m a HUGE believer in knowledge is power and taking our healthcare into our own hands. How can we fill others cups if ours has a hole in it? I have an uncle who died of malignant melanoma and as a blonde haired, blue eyed lass, I take the Annual Mole Patrol seriously. It’s easy to schedule my next years’ appointment when I’m coming out of my appointment this year. In fact mine is coming up again soon. This is a great reminder for all folks. Thank you for the “detour” today to remind everyone to take good care of themselves (we deserve it) so we can continue to be a blessing to our family and our community.

  7. Excellent post! I don’t like medical tests or making appt AND keeping them, it’s a relief I’m not the only one. ?I find that where once as a young I would go to the doctor with a concern or pain, and all was fine, Now I go and a concern is found ha!!… I’m 62 ? Thank you for sharing, I’m going to complete the bloodwork I was supposed to do several days ago. Blessings to you sister. ❤

  8. Thanks for sharing all of this, Kay. I work at the front desk in a dental office and I am the person who schedules appointments… I had no idea some people are fearful to make phone calls and schedule appointments! I know it is an annoyance, but didn’t realize it makes some fearful, so thanks for the info! Just remember, that person who answers the phone is most likely a very nice person (and even if they are not naturally nice, they are being paid to be nice while at work?), and all you need to do is state your name and that you want to make an appointment. The scheduler will take it from there and ask you the questions in order to get you an appointment. You are giving someone a job every time you call to make an appointment or reschedule an appointment. Anyway, thanks for enlightening me.

    1. Ahh, thanks so much for chiming in with this valuable perspective Beth. I really appreciate it. I especially liked that you said all we have to do is ask for an appointment and give our name and they’ll take it from there. Love that!

  9. Thank you for taking a day and reminding us of the importance of making these necessary appointments. Staying healthy as we age allows us to enjoy all areas of our life, including fashion. By sharing this information you did a service to all women. Thanks again.

  10. I hope your basil cell skin test will be negative. I am very fair skinned and blue eyes like you so I need to go to my dermatologist this year. I delayed it last 2 years because of Covid. I enjoyed your post today and it is very important that we get these screenings. Bev Brown

  11. Please have a colonoscopy sooner than 50. Our 37 year old daughter discovered colon this spring. There is no family history. She thought she had pulled a muscle or a hernia. The primary doctor thought it was gallstones and ordered a ultra sound. The radiologist thought it was her appendix and ordered another scan. There it was—cecum malignancy. The colonoscopy confirmed it. Surgery follow to remove her appendix, cecum, and ascending large intestine. She has healed well. Listen to your body!!! She was. Personal trainer and followed a healthy diet.

    1. Oh my. I’m so sorry about that Ann. That must have been so difficult to go through. I think the reason they suggest starting at 50 is because that is when most people run a higher risk of colon cancer, but, as with all cancers and illnesses, there are always unfortunate exceptions. I think most people’s insurance probably will not cover an earlier colonoscopy unless family history or personal medical issues warrant it.

  12. Thank you, Kay, for keeping us on a wellness track. Excellent information!
    I had to laugh…I also have anxiety from making phone calls and appointments. I thought I was alone in my fears! Praying your biopsy is negative!
    Terri in Ohio

  13. Just an FYI if you are on medicare you qualify for a free medicare wellness exam yearly. I always go and get my annual free mammogram prior to the physical so she will have results for me. I get all my labs done there before leaving as well as a cognitive test. All provided by medicare. Have your ladies ask for the Annual Medicare Wellness Exam. I just turned 72 and have had this since 65. This year I was referred to a dermatologist to check a small mole (not free) but only a co pay. And found basal cell carcinoma. Quickly removed thru MOHS surgery…. so I am so glad we have access to these free exams so we can stay healthy and active…..

  14. Thanks for the reminders. My Mom was 1 of 10 girls and she, as well as 5 of her sisters, had breast cancer. My daughter and I never miss our mammogram. I think we females are typically in tune with our bodies and recognize when something doesn’t feel right. Time to schedule that mammogram.

  15. Kay, thank you for the detour today! I have been seeing a dermatologist regularly since I was 13. I’ve had more skin cancer than I can recall, and I have a skin disease called HS, which I take Humira for. I just had a skin check today and I have them every four-five months. Unfortunately, I am one of the lucky ones that has to have a colonoscopy every 3 years; mine is coming up on 9/7. I’m glad to know that Medicare allows free annual wellness exam, so I will start taking advantage of that later this year. Don’t worry about your skin cancer spot! You’ll be just fine!

  16. Well, I’m going for a colonoscopy consultation in a few weeks. And I’m assuming the test soon after. I had a perforated colon six years ago. I had to have emergency surgery. And I had to wear a colostomy bag for six months. Then I had another surgery to have my colon reconnected. Those surgeries were both painful and not something I ever want to go through again. So I well get my colonoscopy regularly. After they do surgery on your abdomen, you have a greater chance for hernias. So I had to have surgery to fix my hernia the next year. That surgery wasn’t as bad. But it wasn’t something I wanted to happen either. This all started when I was 56. I’m now 62 and haven’t had any more surgeries. I also have a mammogram annually. I had a sister who had breast cancer. I’m not sure if my insurance will let me go annually. But if it does I definitely will.

  17. Hi Kay,
    I use the month of January (once the holiday decorations are taken down and put away) to schedule the year’s medical, dental, vision, and female medical appointments. I also schedule my haircuts. It’s a lot easier to be “CEO of ME, Inc.” for one afternoon to get them all on the calendar and then just flow with the schedule throughout the year. Only very rarely do I need to adjust the cadence of the appointments, especially for hair and nails. I find it’s easy to obtain holiday appointments in advance. I’ve done this scheduling for years and it’s never failed me rather than the continuing saga throughout the entire year.
    I’m also glad you mentioned bone density and Collaguard. I would add to your list having a will, trust, establishing a health care agent and durable power of attorney for management of property and personal affairs.
    We ladies need to put on our own oxygen mask first so we can be a help to others.

    1. What a great idea! Especially for those of us who not only hate making appointments, but also have a fear of going to the doctor.

  18. Great information. We just moved (well, 3 months ago), and we are in the process of finding all new doctors (not a fun process.) It is hard to find doctors, and I hope that we like the ones we have found. It takes awhile to get the first appointment, and we are hoping for the best. It is so important to have a good relationship with one’s care provider. I have also been procrastinating about calling the offices to make new patient appointments. I don’t know why since everyone has been very nice. I have to find a few more, but we have a couple of appointments already set up. Once I meet a provider (and like him/her), I am usually good about making appointments on the schedule we have agreed upon.
    I tell my daughter to listen to her body (she is a two-time cancer survivor, and she was proactive when she felt something that wasn’t right both times. ) I have to follow my advice to my daughter for myself. We know our bodies best, so if something isn’t right, have it checked. Most of the time it will turn out to be nothing, but it is better to find out early. I cannot wait to get the first appointment with each new doctor behind me so I will feel better about seeing them. It is hard to see new providers and establish a good relationship.
    Hoping your biopsy turns out negative. Thanks again for your reminders.

  19. Thanks for this post Kay. I just got some information for a dermatologist. It’s time for a total skin check sunce I’ve never done that before.
    I have to politely offer a different viewpoint on colon screenings. I am a GI nurse and I would never recommend relying on a FIT test or Cologuard for cancer screening. They simply are not the best approach. They can detect problems, but a colonoscopy can allow removal of small polyps before there is a problem. As your online friend :), I would strongly urge you and your readers to consider getting a colonoscopy. They aren’t fun, but there is no true substitute in terms of cancer prevention. Just my two cents!

  20. HI Deanna, while I agree with you in principle, there are compelling reasons why colonoscopy isn’t a go for every woman. Someone may have a bleeding disorder — a puncture or snip during a ‘routine’ procedure could for that individual induce life-threatening bleeding according to a hematologist. By first undergoing a Cologuard test, if there is indication of a potential issue, the risk of bleeding may be outweighed by the need to look. Every woman’s medical history is unique to her. I think the issue Kay is raising is the importance of getting annually checked out “bumper to bumper”. 🙂

  21. Bfmd, second time I’ve heard that verse today, the first was on the radio in the car on my way home from work. That’s meaningful! Love it when that happens. Thank you for all of the reminders, I, too, recently obtained referrals from my primary care Dr and am slowly making the appointments, totally understand the hesitancy, I am the same way.

  22. So enjoyed your post. I call my doctors during late summer and always make my appointments for October and November. I don’t mind calling for the appointments just don’t enjoy going but would be more afraid not to go. If things are caught early enough a lot of times they can be cured. I have my routine physical with my primary doctor, see my dermatologist, my mammogram, bone density every few years, colonoscopy every 5 years since my father died of colon cancer, as well as twice a year to the dentist and GYN every two years since I had a hysterectomy but still have my ovaries. I have always went for a full body scan because I am very freckled. Last November my dermatologist found skin cancer in my ear! I was referred to a surgeon and had it removed. I now see my dermatologist every 6 months. Very informative post.

  23. Excellent article Kay! You have prompted me to call a GYN today to make an appointment. I need to have a mammogram this year. I have moved so I don’t know where I will be going so I have been putting it off. I think you are the best blogger because you cover lots of subjects for us! Have a blessed day!

  24. It seems that many women don’t realize the medical tests that must be done. These screenings are so important.
    Women with dense breasts not only need the mammo it should be the 3-d that “sees” more than the regular method. Dense tissue can hide tumors since tissue looks the same as a tumor. They should add at least a Ultra-sound too.
    I never missed a mammogram and was diagnosed with breast cancer. No lump. Small — but treatment was given as it was cancer. No one wants to “join the cancer club”. I have no family history of this and don’t carry the gene.
    All the screenings you mentioned are vital to staying healthy. Thanks for pointing this out. Women tend to overlook their own health and are busy enough with families and jobs.
    Your post does a great service beyond your wonderful styling!

      1. I had breast cancer in 2004 and thyroid cancer in 2009. My doctor ordered genetic testing at my last check up. The test was for: 14 genes associated with inherited breast cancer-related disorders and gene analysis for breast and related cancers. Fortunately my Medicare supplement covered it because the test was over $6,000!

  25. The BRCA 1 and 2 test. Although I have no family history of breast cancer my oncologist ran blood tests. I don’t know if that’s routine or not (it was after my diagnosis). I suggest talking to your PC or GYN to see what they would advise. has information on all aspects of breast cancer. It’s my support system and source of accurate information.

  26. Kay, thank you for sharing your personal story regarding maintaining good health and your skin check with your dermatologist. I can relate to what you are going through. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  27. I turned 50 in December and have made appointments for the following so far: dentist (already made both appointments for the year), dermatologist (had a cousin die of skin cancer, so this appointment is nothing new to me), mammogram (next week), eye exam (next week) and just waiting for my gynecologist to get back from his vacation to schedule that one. What I’m dreading, though, and haven’t made an appointment for, is a colonoscopy. I hope the results of your skin check are nothing to be too concerned about.

  28. Please don’t be concerned about the Mohs surgery. I have had 2 spots on my face removed by using Mohs. It really was not very painful and the results were great. I often go without any makeup and my 2 scars are hardly visible.

    God’s blessings to you – He’s got this.