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Age Timeline

There is on-going disagreement about the age-guidelines for some of the early detection screenings listed here. It can be very confusing. Please use this timeline as a guide for yourself and err on the side of caution. Check with your health practitioner first to make sure you don’t need to start your screenings earlier, depending on your own personal family history of the disease.

Your Self Chec Timeline To Better Health
Click for MEN Click for WOMEN

FOR MEN

Click on disease name to go to
your Self Chec Keeping Healthy Guide*

Any year olds

Diabetes

Can be diagnosed at any age

Obesity

Can be diagnosed at any age

Testicular Cancer

Do monthly
self-checks
beginning at
Age 15

Lung Cancer & Oral Cancer

Don’t smoke. Get oral check-ups at any age

20+ Years Old

Skin Cancer

Do self-check
beginning at
Age 20

40+ Years Old

Breast Cancer

Ask doctor for a
self-check
beginning at
Age 40

Heart Disease

Ask doctor for a
self-check
beginning at
Age 40

Colorectal Cancer

Ask doctor for a
self-check
beginning at
Age 50

Prostate Cancer

Ask doctor for a
self-check
beginning at
Age 50

FOR WOMEN

Click on disease name to go to
your Self Chec Keeping Healthy Guide*

Any year olds

Diabetes

Can be diagnosed at any age

Obesity

Can be diagnosed at any age

Lung Cancer & Oral Cancer

Don’t smoke. Get oral check-ups at any age

Cervical Cancer

Talk to your pre-teen and teenage daughters about getting the HPV vaccine before they become sexually active

20+ Years Old

Skin Cancer

Do self-check
beginning at
Age 20

Breast Cancer

Ask doctor for a self-check
beginning at
Age 20

Cervical Cancer

Ask doctor for a self-check no later than 3 years after becoming sexually active or
beginning at
Age 21

40+ Years Old

Heart Disease

Ask doctor for a self-check
beginning at
Age 40

Ovarian Cancer

Become aware of symptoms
beginning at
Age 40

Colorectal Cancer

Do self-check
beginning at
Age 50

 

*Important: if you have a family history of any of these diseases please check with your health practitioner about doing earlier screening self-checks.

These are age-guidelines for some chronic diseases. Please check with your doctor about checking for other age-appropriate diseases.




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