14 May 2008

Screening tests - the 60s

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


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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