Help Protect You & Loved Ones From Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Obesity & More

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 Questions To Ask At Your Yearly Doc-Chec

 

For Men And Women 

Print and Take To Your Next Chec-up

BMI—your body mass index is a ratio of your height and weight, used to identify obesity

Waist Circumference—a high waist measurement is a health risk
Blood pressure (systolic/diastolic) screening—high readings can be a predictor of heart disease

Blood glucose screening for prediabetes and diabetes

Cholesterol/triglycerides blood test—high readings can be a predictor of heart disease 

Take-home fecal blood test starting at age 50

❑  Skin cancer chec 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (HIV) testing as appropriate based on lifestyle

Other Health Tests As Needed

❑  Bone density for osteoporosis for women at 65 and men at age 70 or sooner if you have risk factors 

Colonoscopy, every 5-7 years starting at age 50 or earlier based on family history

Lung cancer screening if you have at least a 30 pack-year smoking history, are either still smoking or have quit smoking within the last 15 years and are between the ages of 55-74

For Women

Digital breast exam every 3 years during your 20s and 30s, every year starting at age and 

Mammogram starting at age 40 or earlier based on family history

PAP test for cervical cancer screening every 3 years between ages 21-29, yearly thereafter

HPV testing every 5 years starting at age 30

For Men

PSA screening for prostate cancer may start at age 50 

Other Preventive Services To Talk About

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, a one-time screening for men of specified ages who have ever smoked

Alcohol misuse screening and counseling

Aspirin use to prevent cardiovascular disease for men and women of certain ages

Depression screening for adults

Diet counseling for adults at higher risk for chronic disease

Obesity screening and counseling for all adults

Tobacco use screening for all adults and cessation interventions for tobacco users

Immunization vaccines for adults (doses, recommended ages and populations vary by disease):

Talk to me about other CANCERS 

Read the section on Cancers to find out what questions you need to have answered according to your personal health requirements. Here are a few suggestions:

❑  I smoked for many years. Should I get a CAT scan or x-ray for Lung cancer and ultrasound for abdominal aortic aneurysm for men to evaluate heart disease risk?

❑  Please chec the inside of my mouth for Oral cancer. 

Talk to me about HEART DISEASE 

A question you might want to ask…

❑ It runs in my family. What are my risk factors? 

Talk to me about DIABETES

A question you might want to ask…

❑ It runs in my family. Should I be tested? 

Talk to me about ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

A question you might want to ask…

❑ It runs in my family. Should I be tested? 

Talk to me about OSTEOPOROSIS 

A question you might want to ask…

❑ It runs in my family. Should I be tested? 

 

Additional source: http://www.cancer.org/healthy/findcancerearly/cancerscreeningguidelines/american-cancer-society-guidelines-for-the-early-detection-of-cancer