Even when you feel perfectly fine, it is recommended that you participate in regularly scheduled screening programs. As a reminder to all women of your healthcare responsibilities I have listed what I believe to be the most important screening tests. I also encourage you to remember to stay up to date on your age appropriate vaccines.
Age Test purpose/Name Frequency
> 21-29 cervical cancer screen/pap smear every 3 years
>30-65/70 cervical cancer screen /cotesting traditional pap w/ HPV every 3 years
>40 breast cancer screening/mammograms yearly
>50 colon disease screening/colonoscopy every 3-10 years
~65 bone density screening/DEXA scan every 3-10 years
any age blood pressure, weight, vision and dental exams and routine bloodwork
After 50, it is also smart to consider carotid dopplers, calcium imaging of heart, aortic aneurysm screening EKG and chest Xray on a routine basis that should be discussed with your primary care physician.
The CDC adult recommended vaccine schedule can be found here. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/adult/adult-schedule.pdf
As women we often make time to take care of everyone else, but remember to take care of yourself!