Detect Cancer Early
One important component to living a long and healthy life is to get preventive health screenings for serious diseases. If your doctor finds a disease early, the problem is often easier to treat and may cause less damage. In addition to celebrating milestone birthdays, consider them reminders for certain important health checks.
Screenings are just one step you can take to prevent disease later in life. Other crucial steps include:
- Avoiding tobacco
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Eating a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat dairy
- Getting at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on most days of the week
- Drinking alcohol only in moderation, if you drink at all
Note: Screening means testing for a condition before there are signs or symptoms of disease. If you already have any abnormal symptoms, be sure to see your doctor right away.
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