Doc Talk #6 – Screening



In this show we talked about screening for disease.

You can find recommendations about how often to get your cholesterol checked, when you need to go for Pap tests, colorectal cancer screening and other testing through the Alberta Screening and Prevention (ASaP) program.

It is important these recommendations apply to people with average risk. If you have a significant family history of heart disease, diabetes or cancer, then these general guidelines may not be applicable and you should discuss your individual circumstances with your family doctor.