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Essential Health Screenings to Schedule this Men’s Health Month


Health screenings and tests that we suggest scheduling during Men’s Health Month.

June is Men’s Health Month.  As the name suggests, this month encourages men to take better care of themselves.  To acknowledge the important message of this month, here are some health tests and screenings that we suggest to consider scheduling.

  • Prostate Cancer Screening

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among males.  Our risk for this disease is particularly high if it runs in our families.  While prostate cancer screenings typically begin at the age of 50, we should begin screening earlier if our risk for this disease is high.  Testing for prostate cancer requires us to submit a blood sample as well as undergo a digital rectal exam.

  • Diabetes Check

While diabetes affects both men and women, men are more likely to develop this condition.  Because diabetes rarely causes symptoms until the disease has progressed, many of us are living with this condition without even realizing it. This is why it’s recommended to ask our doctors to test for diabetes so we can take proactive measures to stop the disease from worsening.  Testing for diabetes requires a simple blood test.

  • Heart Disease Screening

Like diabetes, heart disease is a common health condition among both men and women.  However, as one of the leading causes of death in men, it’s advised that we ask our doctors to screen for cardiovascular conditions and diseases this June.  Our doctors can test for heart conditions in various ways.  For example, they will take our blood pressure, test our blood cholesterol levels, conduct a body mass index, and test our blood glucose levels.

Join us at The Maria Sanchez Show as we take care of ourselves this Men’s Health Month. Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown. Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT.

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