Age-Related Preventive Screenings

Overview

With age comes an increased risk for developing new health problems. It’s important to keep up a regular schedule of check-ups, so your doctor can monitor existing conditions and recommend additional age-related preventive screenings if necessary.

Organizations such as the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association have established recommendations for when certain screenings should begin and who should get them. What’s right for you will also depend on such factors as your gender, whether you smoke or drink, your family medical history, and any existing medical conditions.

Basics

Treatments, Tests and Therapies