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14 May 2008

Screening tests - the 60s

To ensure ongoing health, the screening tests below are recommended.

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To ensure ongoing health, the screening tests below are recommended.

Screening tests for the over 60
Test Frequency
Blood pressure Every two years
Cholesterol Every five years, unless you have had a problem in the past, in which case it is recommended every year.
Colorectal exam Every five years, unless you are in a high risk category, in which case an annual exam is recommended
Prostate The digital rectal exam should be done annually.
Testicular examination Self-examination monthly, examination with every regular check-up
Eye examination Every one to two years
Type 2 diabetes Every two years
 
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