HEALTH SCREENINGS FOR MEN, AGES 65 TO 74
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening
What is it? An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulging in the abdominal aorta, the largest artery in your body. This onetime ultrasound test detects abnormalities in the aortic wall.
When to get it? If you are between the ages of 65 and 75 and have ever smoked
Blood Pressure Screening
What is it? A test that measures the force of blood flow through your arteries
When to get it? At least every two years
What is it? A blood test that measures cholesterol levels, including LDL (low-density lipoprotein, the “bad” cholesterol); HDL (high-density lipoprotein, the “good” cholesterol); and total cholesterol.
When to get it? Screen at least every five years.
Colorectal Cancer Screening
What is it? Three methods are recommended for colorectal cancer screening. A colonoscopy uses a camera to check for cancer, polyps, ulcers and other abnormalities in the colon and rectum. A sigmoidoscopy also uses a camera to check for those conditions, but only in the pelvic colon and rectum. Stool sample tests check for blood in the stool.
When to get it? For all methods, start at age 50 and stop at age 75. For colonoscopy, every 10 years or more often if you have risk factors. For sigmoidoscopy, every five years or more often if you have risk factors. For stool sample tests, every year.