Men are keep­ing up with heart checks but not can­cer screen­ings

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - STATE OF THE NATION -

“The rates for blood pres­sure and choles­terol checks are rea­son­ably high but the re­sults also show that some men are still miss­ing out. Blood pres­sure and choles­terol are used to as­sess some­one’s risk of stroke, heart at­tack and ar­te­rial dis­ease, so they’re ex­tremely im­por­tant. The fae­cal oc­cult blood test (car­ried out via a stool sam­ple) is cru­cial for de­tect­ing bowel can­cer. We know that this test works, so men over 50 should be do­ing it ev­ery two years.” OF

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