A wide range of screening and preventive measures are available and recommended for people over the age of 65. These guidelines follow the recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and are based on extensive clinical data.
The following lists some of the important preventive and screening measures for seniors.
Vaccination against shingles (60 and older; some doctors recommend starting at age 50)
Colon cancer screening for adults between ages 50 and 75 (younger starting age in high risk groups)
Breast cancer screening with yearly mammogram for females between 40 and 75 (younger starting age for high risk groups)
Prostate cancer screening with annual rectal exam and PSA (prostate sensitive antigen) in males above age 50
Osteoporosis screening with bone density scan in wom