A Test About Health Tests That Could Save Your Life

One of the biggest headache makers is keeping track of what medical tests to have, and how often, once we turn 50 years old.  Just when we think we have it all straight in our mind, new guidelines pop up, and we have to change course. Test your knowledge about some of the important tests that help us detect potentially life-threatening health issues early.


The American Cancer Society says women between the ages of 45 to 54, at average risk for breast cancer, should have a mammogram:

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The American Cancer Society says women at average risk for breast cancer should have mammograms every ______, or every year if they choose, starting when they’re 55 years old.

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A colonoscopy is:

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After reaching 50 years of age, women at average risk for colon cancer should have colonoscopies:

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At what age should women at average risk for osteoporosis start getting bone density scans:

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Women should get bone density scans starting age _________ if they display risk factors for serious bone loss:

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Which are risk factors for serious bone loss (Check all that apply.)

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It is recommended women over the age of 50 have screenings for sexually transmitted infections.

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Which of the following are STIs? (Check all that apply.)

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It is recommended women over the age of 50, especially those born between 1945-1965, get a HEP C test:

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Women who never smoked still should start getting CT Scans for their lungs starting at age:

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