Life Line Screening


once you get above 40 you should be having your physical exam done every year we’ve all heard ,the saying an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure as we age health experts have determined our risk goes up for certain diseases, so it’s important to know what to look for and when in your 40s you really should start to think about you know screening test for colon cancer especially if there’s a family history, it’s also time to assess your heart health cholesterol very high on the list you want to be sure that you’re not missing cardiovascular disease diabetes is another disease that can be screened by your doctor using a simple blood test when it comes to men’s health this is the decade to start checking for prostate cancer it’s still a little controversial wentest when to do the PSAs

but I find it helpful I think a lot of physicians and providers find it beneficial to do a PSA women in their forties should include breast cancer screenings between 40 and 50 they should have a baseline exam you want to do with earlier when there’s a strong family history of breast cancer women also need to keep up with their gynecological exams even if they’ve had a hysterectomy if the uterus and the cervix were removed but the ovaries are still intact the only way to screen for ovarian cancer is to do a physical exam they don’t need a pap smear anymore because they don’t have the cervix middle age starts the second half of life in his prime time to keep up with your health for Lee Memorial Health System


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