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Medical screenings and health checks you need to do in your lifetime

In your 20s and 30s, the checks that are recommended include:

  • blood pressure (every two years)
  • pap test and pelvic exam (women, every two years)
  • regular dental checks
  • regular skin cancer check for those at higher risk
  • regular testes examination (men)

In your 40s, it also becomes important to have:

  • eye checks
  • regular breast checks
  • health assessment if you are at risk of developing chronic disease (one in your late 40s)
  • health assessment if you are at risk of heart disease
  • cholesterol checks
  • health assessment if you have a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes (every three years).

If you are over 50, it is important to have the tests above as well as to have:

  • breast checks and mammograms (for women, check yourself regularly and have a mammogram every two years. For men, when you have symptoms)
  • an assessment of your bone health
  • faecal occult blood tests (FOBT) to detect bowel cancer (every two years using a self-test)
  • a hearing assessment (when you have symptoms)