Men’s Screenings

The following medical screenings are recommended for men from age 18 through adulthood. Some screenings, such as cholesterol, blood pressure, and prostate, are offered on a regular basis for free or at low cost at the Health First Center.  Check our monthly schedule of events for upcoming screenings.

Men Aged 18-39*

  • Full Checkup with Height, Weight, Skin and Testicular Exams at least every 3 years
  • Blood Pressure Check Yearly
  • Blood Tests for Diabetes, Cholesterol, and Kidney Dysfunction at least every 3 years
  • Urinalysis at least every 3 years
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG), if family history, discuss with physician
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases – both partners should get tested, including HIV before initiating sexual intercourse
  • Eye and Ear Exams, if problems occur
  • Dental Exam is recommended 1 to 2 times a year
  • Tetanus-Diphtheria Booster every 10 years
  • Influenza Vaccine, discuss with physician

Men Aged 40-49*

  • Full Checkup with Height, Weight, Skin and Testicular Exams at least every 2 years
  • Blood Pressure Check Yearly
  • Blood Tests for Diabetes, Cholesterol, and Kidney Dysfunction at least every 2 years
  • Urinalysis at least every 2 years
  • If you are African American or have a father or brother who had prostate cancer before age 65, you should talk to a health care provider about the pros and cons of prostate cancer testing so you can decide if testing is the right choice for you
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG), discuss with physician
  • Colorectal Screening, discuss with MD if you have a family history
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases, both partners should get tested, including HIV before initiating sexual intercourse
  • Eye (including Glaucoma Screening if your have family history or if you are African-American) and Ear Exams every 2-4 years
  • Dental Exam 1 to 2 times a year
  • Tetanus-Diphtheria Booster every 10 years
  • Influenza Vaccine, discuss with physician

 Men Aged 50-64*

  • Full Checkup with Height, Weight, Skin and Testicular Exams yearly
  • Blood Pressure Check yearly
  • Blood Tests for Diabetes, Cholesterol, and Kidney Dysfunction yearly
  • Urinalysis yearly
  • Rectal Exam yearly
  • You should talk to a health care provider about the pros and cons of prostate cancer testing so you can decide if testing is the right choice for you.
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG), discuss with physician
  • If a long-term smoker, discuss benefits/risk of lung cancer screening with physician
  • Colorectal Screening:
    • Colonoscopy at least every 10 years
    • Fecal Occult Test yearly or
    • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy every 5 yearsInfluenza Vaccine yearly
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases, both partners should get tested, including HIV before initiating sexual intercourse
  • Eye (including glaucoma screening if your have family history or if you are African-American) and Ear Exams every 2-4 years
  • Dental Exam 1 to 2 times a year
  • Tetanus-Diphtheria Booster every 10 years

 Men Aged 65 and Older*

  • Full Checkup with Height, Weight, Skin and Testicular Exams yearly
  • Blood Pressure Check yearly
  • Blood Tests for Diabetes, Cholesterol, and Kidney Dysfunction yearly
  • Urinalysis yearly
  • Rectal Exam yearly
  • Discuss with health care provider about the pros and cons of prostate cancer testing
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG), discuss with physician
  • If a long-term smoker, discuss benefits/risks of lung cancer screening with physician
  • Colorectal Screening:
    • Colonoscopy at least every 10 years
    • Fecal Occult Test yearly or
    • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy every 5 years*
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases, both partners should get tested, including HIV before initiating sexual intercourse
  • Eye (including glaucoma screening) and Ear Exams every 1-2 years
  • Dental Exam 1 to 2 times a year
  • Tetanus-Diphtheria Booster every 10 years
  • Influenza Vaccine yearly
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine – one or two doses
  • Shingles Vaccine – one time only

*National Comprehensive Cancer Network are the guidelines adopted by Catawba Valley Medical Center’s Community Hospital Cancer Program