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Mammogram Examination (Women)

The Mammogram Examination for women is a examination of the human breast and is used as a diagnostic and a screening tool. The goal of mammography is the early detection of breast cancer, typically through detection of characteristic masses and/or micro calcifications (tiny specks of mineral deposits (calcium).

For the average woman, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended (2009) mammography every two years in women between the ages of 50 and 74.


Prostate Examination (Men)

There are two main conditions if detected from a Prostate Examination that can be treated and monitored for better health for men. They are an Enlarged Prostate and an Elevated Level of PSA (prostate specific antigen) in the blood. Men should begin taking this examination (on a average) between 40 and 50 year of age.

* According to the American Cancer Society, a PSA level under 4 is normal. A PSA level between 4 and 10, indicates a 25% chance of it being related to prostate cancer. A PSA level higher than 10, increases the likelihood of having prostate cancer to 50% or more.


Vision (eye) Examination (Men and Women)

Vision Examinations are very important because many times lost of vision can be a slow gradual process. And once the loss reaches a certain point, the damage is Irreversible and Permanent. Some people associate loss of vision with, “it comes with getting older”, which is not necessary the case. Sometimes there is a gradual loss of vision do to an eye disease, and can be treated accordingly.


Physical Examination (Men and Women)

A Routine Physical Examination is necessary, because certain conditions, if present, can be treated before they turn into a Serious Illness. Many times people wait till they feel something is wrong before they go to the Doctor. And many times the problem(s) (if there is) could have been treated as a result of a Routine Examination.


Colonoscopy Examination (Men and Women)

A Colonoscopy Examination is very important in detecting certain conditions associated with the Colon. These conditions when detected can be treated, and if not treated could lead to more Serious Illness. The conditions (possible problems) many times can be resolved during the examination.