Many of you will be familiar with the hilarious and helpful work of Dr Mike Evans and his team. Their white board videos are a great blend of up-to-date evidence, patient perspective, and useful advice.
In Do More Screening Tests Lead to Better Health? you'll find more than just the answer to that question ("No.").
With a focus on healthy, well-feeling, average risk individuals, the video emphasizes that the harms of doing a test (and the sequelae of that test) may be greater than the benefit. This is a tough bit of information to accept particularly if you've already had lots of 'preventative tests' done and have felt reassured by them. However, it's really time to re-evalute their usefulness.
It's not that we should do nothing to prevent disease; instead of wasting a person's time and resources on unnecessary tests, the time can be better spent devoted to support around lifestyle choices that we know will lead to better health. Take a look: