Top 5 Medical Tests For Mom

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Prostate cancer expert, Dr. David Samadi, gives a Mother’s Day list of the top five medical tests all women should have regularly. 1) Hearing Test – 28 million Americans have a hearing problem and they are most common in women. 2) Bone Density Study – have your first x-ray just after menopause to establish a baseline and help prevent osteoporosis. 3) Mammograms – beginning no later than age 40, especially with a family history of breast cancer; BRCA can also be done. 4) Colonoscopy – get a baseline test at age 50 and then follow-up every 10 years; start at age 40 if you have a family history of colon cancer. 5) Dental Screenings – cleanings every 6 months to check for cavities or gum disease that can lead to other medical conditions.