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08 August 2003

Screening tests - 50s

Have these screening tests during your fifties and you could cut out a good deal of problems later in life.

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Have these screening tests during your fifties and you could cut out a good deal of problems later in life.

Test
Test Frequency
Testicular self-examination Monthly
Blood pressure Once a year
Colorectal exam Once every five years, unless there is a family history of the disease, in which case you need to do this once a year.
Prostate Once a year
Eye check Once every two years
Skin check Every year
ECG Every two years
cholesterol Every time you go for a checkup
Lung tests If you smoke, you need to have your lungs X-rayed annually
 
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