Cancer Screening Specialist

RevaMed Primary Care Associates

Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Boyton Beach, Boca Raton, & Greenacres, FL

One of the scariest words you can hear from your doctor is cancer. But being proactive about cancer screenings ensures that if found in your body, it’s as easy as possible to treat. At RevaMed Primary Care Associates in Boynton Beach, Boca Raton, and Greenacres, Florida, the expert medical team offers cancer screenings to detect any abnormalities before they become serious. Don’t hesitate to schedule a cancer screening today. Call your nearest office to schedule your visit.

Cancer Screening Q & A

What is STD testing?

STD testing is a tool RevaMed Primary Care Associates uses to check you for any sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). 

The knowledgeable, caring team at RevaMed Primary Care Associates talks with you about which type of STD testing is right for you depending on your age, sex, and lifestyle choices. Once you choose the right tests for your body, they let you know exactly what to expect. 

STD testing varies depending on the type of test you’re receiving. Some simply require a urine sample, a cheek sample, or a physical exam. If a blood test or tissue sample is required, your RevaMed Primary Care Associates health care provider talks with you about the test beforehand and ensures you’re comfortable during testing. 

Should I get an STD test?

If you’re sexually active and have never had an STD test before, schedule yours at RevaMed Primary Care Associates so you can be informed about your status and any diseases or infections that could be impacting your body.

Many STDs have few or nonspecific symptoms, so many people don’t know they have them until they get tested. That’s problematic because left unchecked, some STDs can cause serious health problems, like infertility, organ damage, and even cancer.

Even if you received STD testing before, it’s a good idea to get tested again:

  • Each time you have a new sexual partner
  • If you recently had unprotected sex
  • If you have symptoms like genital sores, unusual discharge, or any itching or pain in your genital area

Getting screened annually for the relevant STDs helps you protect your health long-term and stay informed of your sexual status so you can be a responsible partner. 

For which STDs should I get tested?

It depends on a few factors specific to you, like your sexual history and your sex. Some of the STDs for which RevaMed Primary Care Associates most commonly tests include:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis
  • HIV
  • HPV

What is the treatment for STDs?

It depends on the STD that’s affecting your body. Antibiotics effectively treat many STDs. If you have a virus, antiviral medications are available. RevaMed Primary Care Associates also offers counseling on safe sex practices so you can avoid spreading any STDs and prevent contracting them in the future. 

If you want to find out which types of STD testing is right for you, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment at RevaMed Primary Care Associates. Their friendly, dedicated team works to dispel any stigmas around STD testing so all of their patients can feel comfortable using this preventive care. 

Schedule your STD testing by calling either of the RevaMed Primary Care Associates offices.