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Time for a Checkup

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You know that regular maintenance is the best and least costly way to care for your car or your home. So why not do the same for your body?

Medical Check up Check List:

Age Women Men
20’s Eye Exam: at least 1 between the ages of 20 & 29Clinical Breast Exam: every 3 years starting at age 20 Pap Smear: every 1-3 years starting at age 21 (or when sexually active)Pelvic Exam: yearly Chlamydia Test: yearly until age 25 if sexually active; then any time you have new partners. Eye Exam: at least 1 between the ages of 20 & 29 Testicular Exam: ask your doctor, starting at age 18
30’s Eye Exam: at least 2 between 30 and 39 Thyroid test: every 5 years, starting at age 35Continuing Care:

  • Clinical Breast Exam
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic exam
Eye Exam: at least 2 between 30 and 39
40’s Eye Exam: at age 40 then every 2 to 4 yearsBone Density: Ask your doctor starting at age 40Blood Glucose Test for Diabetes: Every 3 years starting at age 45Mammogram: For women age 40 and over, the benefits of annual breast screening continue to outweigh the risks,” says Therese B. Bevers, MD, of the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and chair of the NCCN Guidelines Panel for Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis.Continuing Care:

  • Clinical Breast Exam
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic exam
  • Thyroid test

 

Eye Exam: at age 40 then every 2 to 4 years Blood Glucose Test for Diabetes: Every 3 years starting at age 4 5Bone Density Test: Ask your doctor starting at age 40 Digital Rectal Exam: Ask your doctor starting at age 40Prostate Screening: Ask your doctor starting at age 40
50’s Colorectal Screenings: yearly fecal occult blood test OR flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years or colonoscopy every 10 yearsContinuing Care:

  • Eye Exam
  • Clinical Breast Exam (Mammogram)
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic exam
  • Thyroid test
  • Bone Density
  • Blood Glucose
Colorectal Screenings: yearly fecal occult blood test OR flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years or colonoscopy every 10 yearsContinuing Care:

  • Eye Exam
  • Bone Density
  • Blood Glucose
  • Digital Rectal Exam
  • Prostate Screening
60’s and up Eye Exam: Every 1 to 2 years starting at age 65 Colorectal Screening: Discuss with your doctor if you’re older than 75Continuing Care:

  • Clinical Breast Exam (Mammogram)
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic exam
  • Thyroid test
  • Bone Density
  • Blood Glucose
Eye Exam: Every 1 to 2 years starting at age 65 Colorectal Screening: Discuss with your doctor if you’re older than 75Continuing Care:

  • Bone Density
  • Blood Glucose
  • Digital Rectal Exam
  • Prostate Screening