A 32-year-old male asked:
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as the year start, what's the benefits of doing a full body screening?

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Dr. Leslie Leighton
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Low: Especially at your age the benefits would be low. There is also radiation involved and it may lead to a number of unnecessary tests afterwards. Better to see your primary care physician and have a good comprehensive physical, laboratory tests and stool test looking for occult blood.
Answered on Jan 6, 2019
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Good health : Depending on your health status and age, yearly check may not be beneficial. Have a healthy diet, exercise at least 150 minutes per week, drink plenty of water, avoid saturated fats, alcohol, tobacco, weed and street drugs. Get HPV and other vaccines.
Answered on Jan 6, 2019
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Dr. Jaiprakash Thakor Jairam
Specializes in Healthcare Professional
Why: Unless you have a strong family history of a disorder,the benefit of extensive screening would probably be minimal if any.
Answered on Jan 6, 2019

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