Our expert says:
The main reason for gynae checks is that problems with the uterus and ovaries (fibroids , cysts, etc) are relatively common. Cancer of the cervix is also common and precancerous conditions can be detected by pap smears. All of these can occur in relatively young women. Breast cancer is one of the commonest cancers in women, hence the mammograms. If you do not have risk factors, once every two years is probably okay.
When you are over 45, you should start having medical check-ups - heart, blood pressure, cholesterol, as abnormalities in these areas then become commoner.
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