Mercer Internal Medicine, LLC
Guy Nee, MD, FACP Michael H. Yamane, MD, MPH, FACP
2480 Pennington Road Suite 104 Pennington, New Jersey 08534
Tel: (609) 818-1000 Fax: (609) 818-9800
Health Maintenance Recommendations for Men
*Blood pressure check each year to screen for signs
*Cholesterol studies to help evaluate your risk for
coronary artery disease.
*Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td) booster every 10 years for
prevention of tetanus (lockjaw) and diphtheria with added pertussis booster (Tdap)
once during adulthood to prevent pertussis (whooping cough).
*Instruction in self testicular examination to
facilitate the early detection of testicular cancers.
*Advice will be offered when appropriate on diet,
exercise, smoking, and drug or alcohol abuse to help improve your quality of
life and to reduce your risk of future illness.
Gardasil should be considered for males up to age 26 for
prevention of HPV (human papilloma virus). This vaccine was originally
developed for use in women to prevent cervical cancer which is nearly always the
result of HPV infection. Males should consider getting the Gardasil
vaccine to prevent HPV infections for themselves and to reduce the risk of
transmission to their partners. Besides causing cervical cancer in women,
HPV is now considered to be a major risk factor for oral and anorectal cancers
in both women and men.
Please note that this is an expensive vaccine (about $200 per shot
with 3 shots required) and is not always covered by insurance.
*All of the above plus:
*Stool testing for blood each year for early
detection of colorectal tumors.
*Consider blood testing for PSA beginning at age 50
to screen for early signs of prostate cancer.