There are a lot of screening tests that medical professionals recommend for us to take at a certain age or certain frequency. Too often, we hear about cases wherein a certain medical condition was diagnosed a tad too late.
I hold the key to scheduling certain tests in our household. Being that my husband is Caucasian, ever since we got married I always keep a close watch and ensure that he visits his Dermatologist for his bi-annual skin cancer screening. I learned that when melanoma is detected early there is an increased chance of survival rate.
Another screening test that should be taken seriously is colonoscopy. Regular screening is recommended for people with a family history of colon cancer. This is one cancer that is highly treatable when it is detected early.
Thus, once you hit the age of 50, make sure you make that schedule and get screened. If the result comes out normal, a test every five to ten years thereafter is imperative for continuous monitoring.