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PREVENTIVE  CARE  GUIDELINES FOR MALES
The following guidelines are minimum recommendations for routine health maintenance.
20 to 39 years MALES
Recommended screening and lab exams:
>  Clinical testicular exam every 1-3 years
>  Skin cancer Screen every 3 years
>  Blood pressure Every visit, at least once every 2 years
>  Cholesterol Initial screening; fasting lipid profile every year
>  Glaucoma Once between 20-39; annually if diabetic
>  Urinalysis, CBC, Chemistry profile yearly
Immunizations:
>  Measles, mumps, & rubella (MMR) if not previously immunized or have not had the disease
>  Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td); booster every 10 years
>  Influenza annually
 40 to 59 years
Recommended screenings and lab exams:
>  Annual skin cancer screening
>  Blood pressure Every visit, at least once a year
Cholesterol Initial screening; Fasting lipid profile yearly
>  Glaucoma every 2-4 years; annually if diabetic
>  Diabetes screen every 3 years at age 45
>  Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years over age 50 OR colonoscopy every 10 years over age 50
>  PSA (prostate specific antigen) test and digital rectal exam annually at age 50
>  Labs yearly (Urinalysis, CBC, chemistry profile, lipid profile
Immunizations:
>  Influenza Annually at age 50
>  Pneumococcal Once at age 50 if not previously immunized
>  Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td) Booster every 10 years
 60 years and over
Recommended screening and lab exams:
>  Annual skin cancer screening
>  Blood pressure Every visit, at least once a year
>  Cholesterol Initial visit, at least once a year
>  Glaucoma every 2-4 years, every 1-2 years at age 65. Annually if diabetic
>  Diabetes screen every year
>  Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years OR colonoscopy every 10 years
>  PSA (prostate specific antigen) tests and digital rectal exam annually
>  Labs Annual urinalysis, chemistry profile, CBC, Thyroid screen
Immunizations:
>  Influenza Annually
>  Pneumococcal Once, if not  immunized or has been 5 years since last immunization and 1st immunization before age 65
  Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td) Booster every 10 years