Health Screening

Screening tests, such as mammograms, Pap smears, and colorectal cancer tests, can find diseases and conditions early when they are easier to treat. Talk to your doctor about which of the tests listed below are right for you and when you should have them. The following recommendations are based on the work of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and NIH Institutes.

NOTE: Most authorities recommend that, after age 50, tests should include an annual fasting blood sugar check for diabetes and also the following for early diagnoses and treatments: regular colonoscopy for cancer of the colon, serum prostatic-specific antigen (PSA) for prostate cancer, mammography for breast cancer, and enhanced lung CT imaging for lung cancer.

From the NIH Magazine MedlinePlus : Health Screening: What Tests You Need and When

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