When should you begin cancer screenings? How about cholesterol and blood pressure testing?

The answer isn't the same for everyone. Some people have increased risk for certain conditions because of family history or their ethnicity.

But for those of average risk, we have compiled a list of screenings that should be done and when based on recommendations from the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Of course, men and women should discuss their concerns with their primary care doctor who can help guide them based on their individual needs.

Eating right, maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding tobacco products, limiting alcohol and getting regular checkups and screenings are all elements of a healthier life.

For more information on prevention and low cost screenings, go to cancer.org or call 800-227-2345.