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Dr. Brett Heilbron

Dr. Brett Heilbron

MD, FRCPC
Cardiologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is good and bad cholesterol?

A:

There are two main types of cholesterol in the body. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is commonly referred to as bad cholesterol, as it contributes to fatty deposits in the arteries. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is known as good cholesterol, as it has a heart protecting function.

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How Do You Lower Cholesterol?

Dr. Daniel Ngui

Dr. Daniel Ngui

BSc (P.T), MD, CFPC, FCFP
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What preventative tests should I have done to stay healthy?

A:

There are several screening tests designed to detect health issues early and help prevent certain diseases. Some of these are pap smears, colon screening, mammograms, diabetes screening, and blood pressure checks. Your individual need for any of these (or other) preventative tests will depend on your current medical condition, any health risks and your age and gender. You can ask your doctor which tests are appropriate for you.

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Preventative Health Planning visits with your Family Physician

Dr. Duncan Miller

Dr. Duncan Miller

MD
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

When should I be screened for colon cancer?

A:

Most people should start regular screening for colon cancer around age 50. For some, there is cause to start screening tests earlier, especially if you have a family history of colon cancer. If you are having concerning symptoms, i.e., blood in your stool, you may be asked to provide stool samples or have a colonoscopy to rule out colon cancer. Visit your doctor if you are having concerning symptoms.

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Colon Cancer Screening & Treatment