How to Manage Your Risk For Chronic Diseases

Cáncer de Mama

Screening Recommendations

  • 40: Discuss your options with your doctor.
  • 45-55: Annual Mammograms
  • 55+: Talk to your doctor about switching to every 2 years.

Cáncer de Pulmón

Screening Recommendations

  • Current or Former Smoker: Within the last 15 years. AND
  • Heavy Smoker: Have smoked 30 pack years.
    –1 pack/day for 30 years, 2 packs/day for 15 years, 3 packs a day for 10 years, etc.
  • Age: 55-80 and the above two

Cáncer Colonrectal

Screening Recommendations

  • 45-75: Proyecciones periódicas.
  • 76- 84: Discuss your options with your doctor.
  • 85+ años: Screenings are no long recommended beyond 85!

Diabetes

Screening Recommendations

  • Annual blood work recommended is typically recommended and covered
  • Under 45: Those at high risk: overweight, low activity, poor diet.
  • 45+: American Diabetes Association recommends daily screenings at this point.

Cardiopatía

Screening Recommendations

  • Annual blood work after 20.
    • Check Total, LDL, HDL Cholesterol  and Triglycerides
  • Annual Blood Pressure Readings for high risk and at least readings every 3-5 years for average risk.