Did you get the MANNUAL?
There’s probably an instruction manual in your car, with your latest project, or to help with home repairs. Following the manual keeps you out of trouble and ensures you do the project right the first time.
Well, your health has one too and that manual starts with an annual check-up with your primary care provider. Your provider will walk you through the recommended screenings for diseases and conditions that may not have symptoms.
Men should follow these health screenings guidelines
- Step 1: Physical exam - Call your doctor and get one scheduled every 1 to 2 years depending on risk factors.
- Step 2: Colonoscopy - Talk to your doctor by age 45 to schedule a colonoscopy with our Gastroenterology Department. This should also be done every 10 years or a Sigmoidoscopy every 3 to 5 years.
- Step 3: Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Lab Test - Your doctor will recommend one annually starting at age 50.
The best thing you can do is see your doctor every year, and he or she will recommend different screening guidelines based on your risk factors.
Learn more about other recommended health screenings