Health Screening Test You Should Ask Your Doctor

Screenings are tests that look for diseases before you have symptoms. Screening tests can find diseases early, when they’re easier to treat. You can get some screenings in your doctor’s office. Others need special equipment, so you may need to go to a different office or clinic.

Some conditions that doctors commonly screen for include
¥ Breast cancer and cervical cancer in women
¥ Colorectal cancer
¥ Diabetes
¥ High blood pressure
¥ High cholesterol
¥ Osteoporosis
¥ Overweight and obesity
¥ Prostate cancer in men

Screening tests are laboratory tests that help to identify people with increased risk for a condition or disease before they have symptoms or even realize they may be at risk so that preventive measures can be taken. They are an important part of preventive health care.

Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better. By getting the right health services, screenings, and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances for living a longer, healthier life. 

Which tests you need depends on your age, your sex, your family history, and whether you have risk factors for certain diseases. After a screening test, ask when you will get the results and whom to talk to about them.

Call your Doctor or call our office at 561-582-0330 to have a complete health screening examination, be smart and start early.

Dr. Manuel Abreu is a board certified doctor who currently practices in South Florida. As a leading clinician Dr. Abreu finds it important to keep up with you health. Learn more about Dr. Manuel Abreu online.