The incidence of chronic diseases, such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes increases with age. Several screening tests are available to detect many of these conditions, which can lead to early medical intervention. Due to the Affordable Care Act and changes in Medicare, certain screenings are offered at no cost to patients.
The guidelines below for people 60 and older are suggestions only. Those already diagnosed with a particular illness may require more frequent monitoring. Also, most of the screenings are initiated at an earlier age. Your provider can establish protocol personalized to your risk and health status.