It’s important for adults to have health screenings. This helps find risk factors for conditions like diabetes and heart disease, so they can be managed or even prevented. Plus, cancer screenings help find the disease as early as possible. This helps increase the chances for survival.
Recommendations for adults at normal risk:
|Breast Cancer Screening||Most women age 40 and older should have an annual mammogram to check for breast cancer.|
|Colorectal Cancer Screening||It is recommended that men and women over 50 be screened for colon cancer. A colonoscopy is one way to test for colon cancer. Another test is a fecal occult blood test which can be done in the comfort of your own home.|
|Pap tests (cervical cancer screening)||Every one to three (1-3) years starting at age 18 or when sexually active. Frequency may decrease when there is no history of abnormal Pap tests and three or more tests are normal.|
|Diabetes screening||Test at age 45 for adults with no symptoms and then every three (3) years.|
|Immunizations. Check with your doctor to see if you need any of these immunizations.||
After 10/1/2010, well exams will no longer be covered for adults ages 21 and older. Well visits are when a person goes to the doctor's office for a routine check-up instead of going for a cold or some other sickness. Pap tests, mammograms and colonoscopies will still be covered.
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