MHLbannerA quick guide to men's health tests and screenings

The first and most important thing to say about screening is that it's the most important thing you can do for your health if you're a man – or a woman. Screenings typically find diseases early, often before you have symptoms. That lead time is vitally important because the earlier you find a health problem, the easier it is to treat. Screenings can prevent complications down the road, reduce the effect of disease and save your life.mens health screenings

The screening tests you need are based on your age and risk factors. Talk to your doctor about where you are on the screening continuum and visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for a detailed listing. In the meantime, here are screenings and tests (not broken out by age and risk factor) that men should be aware of and receive if appropriate:

  • Skin Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Blood Pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV and STD