Men's Health Screenings

Basics

Overview

It’s important for men to be proactive in maintaining their personal health. Keeping up with routine health care activities helps promote long-term health and wellness. For example, health experts recommend maintaining a schedule for men’s health screenings.

Specific tests and screenings are suggested for men within various age groups, ranging from age 18 to 65 (and above). Many health screenings, such as blood pressure and depression, can be conducted during routine physicals. Other tests must be scheduled separately.

Men are at risk for several types of cancer, including prostate, colon and lung. Following guidelines for screening will help doctors identify these cancers as early as possible, which is key to optimizing treatment outcomes.

Keep in mind that guidelines for men’s health screenings are not meant to replace advice or guidance from a health care provider. Published guidelines may provide helpful topics to discuss during routine medical appointments.