Not Getting Regular Medical Tests
While regular physicals aren’t necessary for everyone, knowing your risk is, says Dr. Levine. What he means is that if you are at a higher risk for an illness or disease you may need to be monitored more frequently or more aggressively than someone whose life risk is lower. For example, if you have diabetes or previously had abnormal test results.
Undergoing regular tests for colon cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer, some of the top cancers in Canada, is highly recommended after a certain age or depending on your risk factors, such as a parent with the disease or a known genetic risk.