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National Cancer Survivors Day

June 7th was National Cancer Survivors Day. It is important to keep up to date on your routine cancer screenings and to know how your family history can impact your risk for developing cancer in your lifetime.

During your annual well woman exam at Capital Women’s Care we will discuss your personal and family history and make recommendations on preventative screening exams and procedures. A study completed by NIH found that 48.3% of gynecologists considered themselves primary care providers as they were the main physician that their patients were visiting yearly. Because of this, we understand the importance of making sure our patients are up to date on their colonoscopies, mammograms, pap smears and other routine screening exams.

After discussing your family history, your provider will let you know if you qualify for genetic cancer screening. At Capital Women's Care, we offer genetic cancer screening through Myriad right in our office or in the comfort of your home. The testing is convenient and only requires a sample of saliva or blood. If you qualify for testing based on your history, you will have the opportunity to discuss your history with a genetic counselor and the counselor will provide information about what testing would be beneficial for you. At the end of the conversation, you can decide to have testing or not. Once the test is completed and depending on your results, it may be recommended to start screening for certain cancers regularly or at an earlier age than someone without a family history of cancer.

At Capital Women’s Care, we understand the importance of preventative medicine and want to help you stay on top of your health!

Morgan Wilkerson, PA-C

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As flu season is approaching it is important to get the yearly influenza (flu) vaccine. It is recommended to get your vaccine by the end of October and with the COVID vaccine now available many people are concerned about getting both vaccines together.

International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

February is International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month and routine prenatal care is key in preventing and detecting prenatal infections. Here at Capital Women’s Care, we strive to provide you with the best pregnancy care!

National Prematurity Awareness Month

November is National Prematurity Awareness Month. According to the CDC, about 1 in 10 babies are born preterm. Here at Capital Women’s Care, we want to help you prepare for and have a healthy pregnancy and baby!


When planning for pregnancy there are a few important steps to take before trying to conceive. Here at Capital Women’s Care, we want to help you have an enjoyable pregnancy journey from planning to prenatal care to delivery!

Diet and Exercise During Pregnancy

A healthy diet and adequate exercise are very important during pregnancy. The best time to begin eating a healthy, balanced diet and exercising regularly is before you become pregnant; however, it is never too late to change your habits!

National Women’s Health Week

National Women’s Health Week is May 10th through May 16th. This is a great time to evaluate your health and set goals for yourself and the providers of Capital Women's Care Bethesda can help!