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Men's Health Screenings

To help ensure optimal health, men aged 50 and over should follow these general screening recommendations. Those with health issues or risk factors should talk to their doctors about whether screenings should be performed more frequently.

 

This chart can be printed to keep track of screening dates.

 

Procedure

 

Frequency

Date of Procedure

Routine Physical

Yearly

 

 

Weight/Body

Mass Index

At least every one to two years

 

Blood Pressure Screening

At least every one to two years

 

Cholesterol Screening

Every five years

 

 

Dental Checkup

Every year

 

Vision Screening

Every two to three years

 

Glaucoma Screening

Every two to three years

 

Diabetes Screening

Every three years

 

Testicular Self Exam

Monthly or as advised by your physician

 

Prostate Cancer Screening

Consider yearly (discuss with your doctor)

 

Colon Cancer Screening

- Fecal occult blood testing

- Sigmoidoscopy

- Colonoscopy

 

- Yearly

- Every five years

- Every 10 years

 

Immunizations

- Flu shot

- Tetanus booster

- Pneumonia vaccine

 

- Yearly

- Every 10 years

- Once at age 65