Type 2 Diabetes Risk Tool
Having type 2 diabetes without treatment means that high sugar levels in your blood can seriously damage parts of your body, including your eyes, heart and feet. These are called the complications of diabetes. But with the right treatment and care, you can live well with type 2 diabetes and reduce your risk of developing them.
Checking for Breast Cancer
Every woman's breasts are different in terms of size, shape and consistency. It's also possible for one breast to be larger than the other.But it's important to know how your breasts usually look and feel. That way, you can spot any changes quickly and report them to a GP.
Checking for Testicular Cancer
Checking for testicular cancer is sometimes called testicular self-examination. Doing this regularly means you soon get to know what feels normal for you. A normal testicle should feel smooth and firm, but not hard.
High cholesterol can lead to heart attacks and strokes. A cholesterol test will give you a good idea of your heart health and show you if you need to make any lifestyle changes or need treatment.
Ovarian cancer, or cancer of the ovaries, is one of the most common types of cancer in women. The earlier ovarian cancer is diagnosed and treated, the better the chance of a cure. But often it's not recognised until it's already spread and a cure is not possible.
Blood pressure check
Blood pressure is the term used to describe the strength with which your blood pushes on the sides of your arteries as it's pumped around your body.High blood pressure (hypertension) can increase your risk of developing serious problems, such as heart attacks and strokes, if it's not treated.
Bowel cancer is a general term for cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where the cancer starts, bowel cancer is sometimes called colon or rectal cancer. It is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the UK. Most people diagnosed with it are over the age of 60.