Early Disease Detection (cont.)
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Screening, 25 to 49 Years
Early disease detection during adulthood is intended to identify diseases that may develop as you age. Routine checkups and screening are important to stay in good health.
How often you have the following tests depends on your age, your health, and things that increase your risk for specific diseases. Tests that may be done at your routine checkups include:
Sometimes doctors automatically schedule routine tests because they think that's what patients expect. But sometimes research shows that testing may not be useful or worth the risks or costs. For example, experts say that routine heart tests can be a waste of time and money. For more information, see Heart Tests: When Do You Need Them?
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