Local physicians offer a variety of preventive health care screenings and exams to men and women of all ages, which can mitigate a patient’s risk for certain health issues, diseases and cancers.

In addition to self-exams, which should be conducted more frequently, a variety of general recommendations are practiced by local physicians and recommended by various health organizations, such as The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Personal risk factors, such as family history, can influence an individual’s care, and patients should consult a physician for specific medical advice, concerns or questions, according to the CDC. Patients who are at a higher risk than others for certain health conditions may need to be tested more frequently than others, and lower-risk patients may need to be screened less frequently than recommended.

For more information, visit www.cdc.gov.

Prevention tips and screening recommendations