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Routine Care

Your Guide to Health Screenings by Age

Whatever your age or stage of life, prevention is the best medicine. Health screenings are important for detecting and preventing diseases and managing risk factors.


Discuss health screenings with a UH primary care doctor.

Call 216-553-5343 to book an appointment.

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Women
Age Timing Screening
20s 30s20s and 30s MonthlyOnce a month Breast self-exam
1 YearOnce a year Blood pressure, height, weight, body mass index (BMI)
Breast self-exam
Cardiovascular evaluation
Comprehensive physical exam
Depression screening
Skin cancer screening
Human papilloma virus (HPV) tests
2 YearsEvery 2 to 5 years as recommended by your primary care provider Blood glucose test
Eye exam
Pap test
5 YearsEvery 5 years Cholesterol
As NeededAs needed and recommended by your primary care provider Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) tests
40s40s All of the above screenings, plus the following:
1 YearOnce a year Mammogram
5 YearsEvery 2 - 5 years as recommended by your primary care provider Cholesterol
10YearsEvery 10 years Colonoscopy
40s50s All of the above screenings, plus the following:
5 YearsEvery 5 years Bone density test
Thyroid panel
10YearsEvery 10 years Cardiac calcium scoring
Hearing test
60s60s All of the above screenings, plus the following:
1 YearOnce a year Dementia and Alzheimer’s screening
Men
Age Timing Screening
20s 30s20s and 30s MonthlyOnce a month Testicular self-exam
1 YearOnce a year Blood pressure, height, weight, body mass index (BMI)
Cardiovascular evaluation
Comprehensive physical exam
Depression screening
Skin cancer screening
Testicular cancer screening
2 YearsEvery 2 – 5 years as recommended by your primary care provider Blood glucose test
Eye exam
5 YearsEvery 5 years Cholesterol
As NeededAs needed and recommended by your primary care provider Fertility testing
Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) tests
40s40s All of the above screenings, plus the following:
2YearsEvery 2 – 5 years as recommended by your primary care provider Cholesterol
10YearsEvery 10 years Colonoscopy
50s50s All of the above screenings, plus the following:
1 YearOnce a year Cholesterol
Low-dose lung CT scan
10YearsEvery 10 years Cardiac calcium scoring
Hearing test
As neededAs needed and recommended by your primary care provider Bone density test
60s60s All of the above screenings, plus the following:
1 YearOnce a year Dementia and Alzheimer’s screening
As NeededAs needed and recommended by your primary care provider Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
Prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening

Please note these are screening recommendations are a baseline and certain medical conditions and health risks might require additional screenings. Talk to your healthcare provider.

Cancer Screening & Prevention

Preserve and protect your health with age-appropriate cancer screenings and vaccinations.

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Health Risk Factors by Generation

There are many health conditions that become more common as we age and others that can arise at any stage of life due to genetic factors. This is why it is essential to discuss your family history with your provider - knowing if you have any genetic predispositions to certain diseases will help them tailor the types and frequency of screenings that are recommended for you.

Generation GEN Z Millennials GEN X Baby Boomers Silent Generation
Age Range 18 – 25 26 – 40 41 – 56 57 – 75 76 – 93
Health Risk Factors Cervical cancer
High cholesterol
Melanoma
Mental health
Testicular cancer
Cervical cancer
High cholesterol
Reproductive difficulties
Skin changes
Stress
Weight gain
Breast cancer
Colon cancer
Heart disease
High blood pressure
High cholesterol
Breast cancer
Colon cancer
Heart disease
High blood pressure
High cholesterol
Osteoporosis
Prostate cancer
Stroke
Arthritis
Breast cancer
Diabetes
Heart failure
High blood pressure
Osteoporosis
Prostate cancer
Stroke