Important check-ups every man needs to go for in their 20s to 50s


Research shows that men go to the doctor far less than women do. As a result, they are not always able to detect illnesses earlier in order to get the right treatment on time. We encourage regular check-ups to enable preventative action and early detection. Here are some essential check-ups men should go for from their 20s to 50s. 

During your 20s 
1. Yearly health and fitness assessments
2. Testicular cancer screening 
3. Sexually transmitted diseases and HIV infection screening, depending on risk factors.

During your 30s 
1. Yearly health and fitness assessments
2. Testicular cancer screening 
3. Eye examination
4. Screening for coronary heart disease in individuals with strong family history and/or risk factors
5. Sexually transmitted diseases and HIV infection screening, depending on risk factors.

During your 40s 
1. Yearly health and fitness assessments
2. Testicular cancer screening 
3. Eye examination 
4. Sexually transmitted diseases and HIV infection screening, depending on risk factors. 
5. Coronary heart disease screening if there is a strong family history/risk factors. 
6. Diabetes screening every 3 years over the age of 45
7. Cholesterol testing every 5 years

During your 50s
1. Yearly health and fitness assessments
2. Testicular cancer screening
3. Cholesterol testing every 5 years
4. Yearly electrocardiogram
5. Eye and hearing examinations
6. Screening for colon cancer
7. Coronary heart disease screening if there is a strong family history/risk factors. 

You might also want to read this blog on why you should go for a prostate check in the first place. 

Sources: 
Health24
Men’s Journal 
Movember.com