Your Health Matters
We encourage you to schedule health-related screenings to stay ahead of the game when it comes to your well-being.
When you should you get screened for certain illnesses and conditions? Here's a handy list:
- Colorectal Cancer: If you are 50 – 75 years old, get tested. The schedule depends on the type of test used.
- Lung Cancer: If you are 50 – 80 years old and a heavy smoker or past smoker who quit within the last 15 years, get a low-dose CT scan every year.
- Blood Pressure: If you are 40 years or older you should be screened annually for high blood pressure. Those 18 – 40 years old should be screened every 3-5 years.
- Diabetes: If you are 40-70 years old and over or obese you should be screened for abnormal blood glucose levels.
- Cholesterol: If you are 20 – 40 years or older your cholesterol levels should be checked every 4 – 6 years. Those older than 40 may need to be screened more often.
- Prostate Cancer: Talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks to determine if you should be screened.
- Cervical Cancer: If you are 21-65 years old, you should be screened for cervical cancer every 3 years. Women 30-65 years old should also be screened every 5 years with high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) testing.
- Mammography: If you are 40 years old or older, you should have a mammogram annually.
- Clinical Breast Exam: If you are 25-39 years old, you should have a clinical breast exam every 1-3 years. Those 40 years old or older should have a clinical breast exam annually.
- Osteoporosis Screening: If you are 65 years or older, bone-density screening may be recommended based on your fracture risk.
Visit blessinghealth.org/doctors to learn more about any of our providers, or visit events.blessinghealth.org to register for upcoming screenings.