Health & Safety

June 15, 2012

Health screenings for men vital to stay cancer, disease free

By Shari Lopatin
TriWest Healthcare Alliance

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, regardless of age or ethnicity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

So for Father’s Day this year, which is Sunday, why not encourage the men in your life to get tested?

“Prostate cancer screening means looking for cancer before it causes symptoms. This helps to find cancer at an early stage when it may be easier to treat,” according to the CDC website.

One such test is called the PSA test. And it’s as simple as drawing blood. TRICARE covers prostate screening tests for men who are:

  • older than 50
  • older than 40 and have had a vasectomy
  • ages 40 to 49 with a family history of prostate cancer

 

In addition to prostate cancer screenings, men should receive these remaining top six tests to stay at optimal health:

1) Cholesterol, every five years, and yearly starting at age 35

2) Blood sugar level, every three years

3) Colon cancer screening, starting at age 50; colonoscopies are recommended once every 10 years

4) Blood pressure, every year

5) Digital rectal exam, starting at age 50

6) Skin cancer screening, every three years, ages 20-40, and every year for those older than 40

 

For more tips on screening recommendations, visit TriWest.com/Healthy Living and visit the screening guide under “Health and Wellness.”




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