What medical tests should a man living in a relatively developed area take regularly to check for most common diseases? I'm interested in monthly and yearly basis.
Tests that one may want to do annually:
- Blood pressure; increased BP is a risk factor for heart disease
- Checking your skin for moles, which can develop into cancer
- Blood cholesterol and triglycerides (lipid profile); increased levels are risk factors for coronary heart disease
- Blood glucose to check for diabetes mellitus
- Dental check for caries
- Eye examination
- PSA test for prostate cancer
- Fecal blood test, colonoscopy and other tests for colorectal cancer ( for those with a family history of colorectal cancer)
- Computed tomography or other tests for lung cancer (for smokers)
I'm not aware of any recommendation for monthly tests for healthy men.
One cannot undergo medical tests to prevent common diseases. Instead, the purpose of those tests is to know the "Current" health status of a person.
Once it's known, then one can take precautionary measures to prevent common diseases!!
There are different sets of medical tests for different age groups, e.g. Men over 50 years of age are requested to undergo a "PSA test" every year to prevent the risk of prostate cancer.
Basically, the medical tests depend on a lot of factors such as, man's age, his body type, eating habits, his job, geographical area and many more! Hope this helps.
Ref link: Age for Prostate exam.
Thanks for the update! @DoctorWhom