Be ready for these important screening checks


Breathe deeply

While prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men, lung cancer is the most deadly in men, and smoking is one of the main reasons, notes WebMD. If you are an adult aged 55 to 80 and have smoked for a long time (the equivalent of one pack per day for 30 years) or have stopped smoking in the past 15 years, there is a test for lung cancer screening that you should definitely have.

Doctors will do a low dose computed tomography (LDCT), which is a fancy way of saying an x-ray of your lungs. During the test, you will need to raise your arms above your head and hold your breath for up to 10 seconds, but other than that it’s pretty straightforward. Discuss with your doctor the possibility of having these scans from the age of 55, even if you do not smoke.

Beyond the surface

Men’s health said that men (and women) should consider having an annual check-up for skin cancer, thanks to the depletion of the earth’s ozone layer that once more protected people from dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays.

It’s not a disease just for the elderly, as sun-worshiping people in their teens, twenties and thirties also need to be checked out, and statistics show skin cancer is the leading cause of death linked to it. to disease in Americans under 40, the source notes. A dermatologist (dermatologist) will look for any abnormalities and use a biopsy to examine skin tissue if necessary.

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