Male Awareness Foundation (MAF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men and boys where they live, work, play, and pray with sickness prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational material, advocacy opportunities, and patient refferals.
DID YOU KNOW?
You can be in good shape, and also have heart disease or cancer. If something's wrong with your heart, you might not always know. Luckily, today's technology can help Doctors detect heart disease and cancer long before symptoms show up. There are tests your Doctor can suggest. You could go for years without realizing you have clogged arteries that leave you a heartbeat away from a heart attack or cancerous cells or masses that can kill you. In the early stage of heart disease, symptoms may be absent or easily missed. Even a full-blown heart attack may not have the sudden, severe chest pain that you see in the movies. Some heart attacks cause symptoms so mild that people mistake them for indigestion. Many cancers are silent killers as well, and early detection is key in surviving these deadly diseases.
Take charge of your life by making changes such as eating a healthy diet and getting regular check-ups and screenings.
A health checklist for men will vary by age group, but tracking basic health measures like blood pressure and body mass index (BMI) are important at any age. Use the information on this site to help you stay healthy. Learn about which screening tests to get, whether you need medicines to prevent diseases, and steps you can take for good health.
Stay Healthy at Any Age
Get the Screenings You Need
Screenings are tests that look for diseases before you have symptoms. Blood pressure checks and tests for high cholesterol are examples of screenings. You can get some screenings, such as blood pressure readings, in your doctor's office. Others such as a colonoscopy, for example, a test for colorectal cancer, require special equipment, so you may need to see a specialist for these exams. After a screening test, ask when you will see the results and who you should talk to about them.
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