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Medical tests that can save your life.
Updated On: Oct 13, 2007

Medical Tests That Can Save Your Life - Male - 20-39

 

Men 20-39:
It's easy to take your health for granted when you're young. But people under 40 still face some risk of certain diseases -- illnesses that can be treated if caught early on. Try to get the following exams done as recommended. If you establish good screening habits now, you're likely to continue them in the future.

Click on a test name for more information about that exam.

Once a month
Testicular self-exam
Skin self-check

Twice a year
Dental checkup

Every year
Blood pressure check
Cholesterol check
Clinical testicular exam

Every three years
Fasting blood-glucose test
Clinical skin exam

Variable
Eye exam: at least once between puberty and age 40
HIV test

Immunizations
Tetanus-diphtheria booster: every ten years
Hepatitis B vaccine: once, for at-risk people

Medical Tests That Can Save Your Life - Male - 40-49

Men 40-49:
At 40, you may notice that you're gaining weight or getting fatigued more easily than before. It's important to make sure you get these recommended tests done on a regular basis.

Click on a test name for more information about that exam.

Once a month                                             
Testicular self-exam
Skin self-check

Twice a year
Dental checkup

Every Year
Blood pressure check
Cholesterol check
Clinical testicular exam
Digital rectal exam

Every three years
Fasting blood-glucose test
Clinical skin exam

Variable
HIV test
Eye exam

Immunizations
Tetanus-diphtheria booster: every ten years
Hepatitis B vaccine: once, for at-risk people

Medical Tests That Can Save Your Life - Male - 50+

 

Men 50+:
In your fifties and beyond, your risk for numerous illnesses, including prostate cancer and colorectal cancer, greatly increases. While getting a colonoscopy may not be at the top of your to-do list, you should try to stick to the following recommended schedule.

Click on a test name for more information about that exam.

Once a month
Testicular self-exam
Skin self-check

Twice a year
Dental checkup

Every year
Blood pressure check
Cholesterol check
Clinical testicular exam
Fecal occult blood test

Every three years
Fasting blood-glucose test
Clinical skin exam

Every three to five years
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test

Every five years
Flexible sigmoidoscopy

Every decade
Colonoscopy

Variable
HIV test
Eye exam

Immunizations
Tetanus-diphtheria booster: every ten years
Hepatitis B vaccine: once, for at-risk people


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