Why Men Avoid The Doctor Stoicism High cost Busy schedules The challange of getting an appointment Embarrassment-getting the DRE Afraid of what the Doctor might tell them-stop smoking, eat too poorly, drink too much, not enough exercise Men’s Preventative Health Screenings Blood pressure check every 2 years starting at age 18 Cholesterol blood test starting at age 20 Fasting blood sugar test every 3 years starting at age 45 PSA blood test and DRE starting at age 40 Colonoscopy every 10 years starting at age 50 Skin exam if find any changing or irregular moles Testicular exam starting at age 20 Immunizations-tetanus every 7-10 years