MAKE SELF-CARE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF YOUR HEALTHY LIVING TO-DO LIST. HERE ARE SOME IDEAS:
- Set aside time every day—even fifteen minutes can be helpful—to clear your mind: listen to music, read something inspiring or just sit in your favorite place.
- Talk to someone who makes you happy.
- Call The Floating Hospital and reserve your spot for the May 20 women’s wellness self-care Saturday!
WEEKEND ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES INCLUDE:
- Cervical cancer screenings and consultations
- Screening for sexually transmitted infections (excludes HIV)
- Chair massages
- Food and refreshments
- Coach bag raffle
- Goodie bags and giveaways including personal care items, lingerie and clothing
Masks are required. We will ask Covid screening questions when you register and when you come to our clinic. Most insurance accepted. We serve everyone, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.
Take care of
those you love
by taking care
A MAMMOGRAM CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE
What is a mammogram and how can it help me?
A mammogram is a low-dose x-ray picture of the breast. Mammograms can find lumps when they are still too small to be felt by a patient or their doctor. Finding breast cancer early can lead to more treatment options and reduces your risk of dying from the disease. It’s always important to work with your doctor to check your breasts in addition to getting a mammogram.
Who should get a mammogram?
An annual mammogram is recommended for people 40 or older. Talk to your doctor to discover if you are at higher risk and should have additional tests or more frequent mammograms.
How do I prepare for my mammogram?
Don’t wear deodorant, perfume, lotion or powder under your arms or on your breasts the day of your exam. These might make it difficult to read the x-ray. Let us know if you have breast implants. Bring prior mammograms or have them sent to us in advance of your appointment. When you make your appointment: Tell us if you might have difficulty sitting up, lifting your arms or holding your breath.
What can I expect during my mammogram?
You will need to take off your outerwear and bra. You will stand in front of the x-ray machine. Your breast is placed on a small platform. A clear plastic plate presses down on your breast for a few seconds: this might feel uncomfortable. The technologist will take several pictures of your breast. A specialist will then review the pictures.
How do I get my results?
Results will be mailed to the patient. For any abnormal results, patients will be contacted to make an appointment to discuss results.
CERVICAL CANCER SCREENINGS ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF PREVENTITIVE HEALTHCARE FOR MANY PEOPLE
What is a cervical cancer screening test and how can it help me?
Early cancer detection can help prevent cancer or find it early. We offer two cervical cancer screening tests:
- Pap test (Pap smear) that looks for changes on the cervix that might become cervical cancer if they are not treated. The changes are called “precancers.”
- HPV test that looks for a virus called human papilomavirus that can cause cell changes.
Who should get screened?
If you have a cervix, you should start getting Pap tests at age 21. Speak to your doctor to find out what tests are best for you and how often you should be tested.
How do I prepare for my cervical cancer screening?
Don’t schedule your test if you will have your period at the time of the test. Two days before and up to the day of your test: Don’t douche, use a tampon, have intercourse, use birth control foam, cream or jelly or any medicine or cream in your vagina.
What can I expect during my cervical cancer screening?
During the Pap test, the doctor will use an instrument called a speclum, to widen your vagina. This will help the doctor examine your vagina and cervix. A few cells will be collected and then sent to a laboratory to be checked and tested.
How do I get my results?
All normal results will be available on the patient portal. For any abnormal results, the patient will be contacted to schedule an appointment to discuss the results.
Enjoy scrolling through this slide show of images
from our most recent Women’s Wellness event!
Thank you to our sponsors and supporters
- Bank of America (BoA)
- Multi-Diagnostic Services (MDS)
- The Floating Hospital staff
- The Floating Hospital summer interns 2021
- Real Chemistry
- Charlene Prounis
- Deborah Ross
- Direct Relief
- PRIMP massage therapists