Time to Get Screened

October 16, 2018
Time to Get Screened

General Screenings

Regular screenings can be early detectors of disease. The end of the year is fast approaching, so make the most of your healthcare benefits and schedule your appointments today!

Annual Wellness Physical

  • Review overall health and any needed immunizations, including a yearly flu shot
  • Your doctor may order lab work to check cholesterol, blood sugar or other levels

Annual Skin Exam

  • Full body check for moles, lesions or suspicious marks
  • Review of family history of skin cancer and preventive measures

Breast Cancer

  • Annual screening mammograms are recommended to begin at age 40
  • At risk for breast cancer? Speak with your doctor about beginning your screenings before age 40
  • Conduct a monthly breast self-exam to learn what is normal for you
  • Report any changes to your doctor for further evaluation

Colorectal Cancer

  • Screening is recommended every 10 years, starting at age 50 for men and women at average risk, and at age 45 for African Americans
  • If you have a family history of colon cancer, your doctor may recommend screening sooner

Prostate Cancer

  • Beginning at age 50, men should get the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, as well as a digital rectal exam
  • African-American males and males with a family history of prostate cancer should begin screening at age 45

Lung Cancer

  • Recommended for current smokers; non smokers with a history of smoking one pack daily for 30 years; or smokers who quit within the last 15 years
  • Low-dose CT scan for men and women beginning at age 55

To find a doctor, call NNMC’s free physician referral line at 775-356-6662 or search our online directory >