Health screenings: An important part of staying healthy

Doctor's Advice / Sanitas
Date: July 25, 2019

Making sure you are up to date on preventive screenings is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy. Screenings are medical tests or assessments that check for diseases, including cancer, early on when they may be easier to treat. Screenings may vary by age and are typically meant to be completed every year to make sure nothing unwanted has started to develop. 

Health screenings are important for people of all ages, but the recommended tests vary by individual needs. The best thing is to talk to your Sanitas primary care doctor about your health history, lifestyle, and any changes to determine which health screenings are best for you.

Here are some of the most recommended health screenings by age range:

Recommended Health Screenings 18 - 39 40 - 64 64 +
Height/Weight
Blood pressure
Cholesterol
Skin check
Fasting blood sugar levels for signs of diabetes  
Colorectal cancer screening  
Bone density study    

Women should also get:

Recommended Health Screenings 18 - 39 40 - 64 64 +
Breast exam by hand for lumps
Pelvic exam & cervical cancer screening
Breast cancer screening (Mammogram)  

Men should also get:

Recommended Health Screenings 18 - 39 40 - 64 64 +
Testicular exam
Prostate cancer screening