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6 | Health Matters: Providence Saint John's Health Center AGE GENDER DETAILS Colorectal cancer screening 45-75 BOTH Can stop at age 75 unless your physician recommends continued screening. Lung cancer screening 50-80 BOTH For adults ages 50 to 80 years who have a 20 pack-year smoking histor y and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years; or people who have other lung cancer risk factors. Prostate cancer screening 55-69 MEN Some organizations recommend against screening men ages 70 and older. Breast cancer screening 50-74 WOMEN Mammography screening ever y one to two years for women at average risk. Women who are 40 to 49 years old should talk to their doctor about when to star t and how often to get mammograms. Cer vical cancer screening 21-65 WOMEN Ages 21-29: If your Pap test result is normal, your doctor may tell you that you can wait three years until your next Pap test. Ages 30-65: Pap test, HPV test or both (called co-testing) every three to five years if your result is normal. Osteoporosis screening 65 and older WOMEN Screening is also recommended for women younger than 65 at increased risk. Some men need screening, too. Blood pressure 18 and older BOTH At least once every two years. Cholesterol 20 and older BOTH Once every four to six years. Blood glucose 45 and older BOTH Repeat at three-year intervals if test is normal. Also recommended at younger ages if you're overweight and have at least one additional cardiovascular risk factor. OTHER TYPES OF HEALTH SCREENINGS Your physician will recommend other types of screenings depending on your age and individual circumstances. These tests may include: Genetic testing for cancer-causing gene mutations Mental health screening Hepatitis C virus infection for people born between 1945 an 1965 and some other higher-risk groups HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases Overweight or obesity testing Vision screening Hearing screening Memory (dementia) screening Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening Screening Saves Lives Primary care physicians at Providence Saint John's Health Center can screen patients for a variety of health conditions. From blood pressure monitoring to breast cancer screenings, our doctors use the latest tests and technology to ensure you stay in the best of health through every stage of life. The following evidence-based guidance details when you should connect with your doctor for common health screenings. Sources: National Preventive Services Task Force, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality SCREENING

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