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Check Your Health: Guide to Preventive Screenings

July 5, 2022
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Preventive screenings can help you check for signs of illness, even before you start to feel sick. It is much easier to prevent or treat a problem when it’s found early.

Below is a list of common screenings—but this is not a complete list! Talk to your provider to learn more about the tests that make sense for YOU.

All the tests below are free to CCA members and do not require prior authorization.

Colorectal CancerEveryone ages 50-75Every 1-10 years depending on the testThere are many test options. Talk to your provider about which one is best for you.
Blood pressureEveryone 21 or older YearlyAn office or in-home blood pressure reading. A healthy blood pressure is less than 140/90.
Breast CancerWomen    ages 50-70Every 2 yearsX-ray of the breast to find changes related to breast cancer.
Cervical cancerWomen ages 30-65Every 5 yearsA cervical swab for HPV, the leading cause of cervical cancer.
Osteoporosis Women  65 or olderAt age 65 and as directedAn x-ray bone density test to find weakening of the bone that can lead to fractures. 
Hemoglobin A1cPeople with diabetesAt least yearlyA blood test that measures blood sugar. A healthy level is typically 9% or less.
Diabetes eye examPeople with diabetesEvery year OR     every 2 years if normal resultsA retinal eye exam that finds changes in blood vessels that can lead to blindness. 
Kidney functionPeople with diabetesYearlyA urine test to find changes that can lead to kidney disease.
Cognition screeningEveryone 65 or olderYearlyA test that evaluates memory and can find early signs of dementia.
Fall riskEveryone 65 or olderYearlyA test that can help identify problems with balance or walking. 

You may need to have these tests done more often than described above based on your health history. 

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