Quick Reference Guide to Men's Preventive Services

Screening Tests Ages 18-39 Ages 40-49 Ages 50-64 Ages 65 and Older
Full checkup, including weight and height Talk with your doctor or nurse Talk with your doctor or nurse Talk with your doctor or nurse Talk with your doctor or nurse
Blood pressure check Get checked at least every two years if you have normal blood pressure lower than 120/80

Get tested once a year if blood pressure is between 120/80 and 139/89.

Talk about treatment choices with your doctor or nurse if your blood pressure is 140/90 or higher.
Get checked at least every two years if you have normal blood pressure lower than 120/80

Get tested once a year if blood pressure is between 120/80 and 139/89

Talk about treatment choices with your doctor or nurse if your blood pressure is 140/90 or higher.
Get checked at least every two years if you have normal blood pressure lower than 120/80

Get tested once a year if blood pressure is between 120/80 and 139/89

Talk about treatment choices with your doctor or nurse if your blood pressure is 140/90 or higher.
Get checked at least every two years if you have normal blood pressure lower than 120/80

Get tested once a year if blood pressure is between 120/80 and 139/89

Talk about treatment choices with your doctor or nurse if your blood pressure is 140/90 or higher.
Cholesterol test Starting at age 20 until age 35, get a cholesterol test regularly if you are at increased risk for heart disease.

Starting at age 35 and older, get a cholesterol test regularly.

Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested.
Get a cholesterol test regularly.

Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested.
Get a cholesterol test regularly.

Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested.
Get a cholesterol test regularly.

Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested.
Diabetes screening Get checked for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure. Get checked for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure. Get checked for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure. Get checked for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure.
Colorectal cancer screening (fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy)

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    Starting at age 50, get screened for colorectal cancer.

Talk to your doctor or nurse about which screening test is best for you and how often you need it.
Get screened for colorectal cancer through age 75.

Talk to your doctor or nurse about which screening test is best for you and how often you need it.
HIV test Get tested if you are at increased risk for HIV.

Talk about your risk for HIV with your doctor or nurse.
Get tested if you are at increased risk for HIV.

Talk about your risk for HIV with your doctor or nurse.
Get tested if you are at increased risk for HIV.

Talk about your risk for HIV with your doctor or nurse.
Get tested if you are at increased risk for HIV.

Talk about your risk for HIV with your doctor or nurse.
Syphilis test Get tested for syphilis if you are at increased risk.

Talk about your risk with your doctor or nurse.
Get tested for syphilis if you are at increased risk.

Talk about your risk with your doctor or nurse.
Get tested for syphilis if you are at increased risk.

Talk about your risk with your doctor or nurse.
Get tested for syphilis if you are at increased risk.

Talk about your risk with your doctor or nurse.
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening

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      Get this one-time test if you are age 65-75 and have ever smoked.
Prostate Cancer Screening

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  Talk to your doctor about your risks for prostate cancer and if screenings could benefit you Talk to your doctor about your risks for prostate cancer and if screenings could benefit you Most prostate cancers are found in men over 65. Talk to your doctor about your risks for prostate cancer and screenings could benefit you.