Physical Exams!

Breanna McCormick MD

Mammograms

Mammograms screen to check for breast cancer. Women ages 40 and older should get screenings every 1 or 2 years. Mammograms miss about 20% of breast cancer.


http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/mammograms Mammograms.


Pap Smear

Pap Smears check for changes of cells in the cervix. It can tell you if you cervical cancer. If you are 21 years or older you need to get a pap test. If a women has gone through menopause, they still will need to get a regular pap test.

http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/pap-test.html Pap test fact sheet.

Prostate Exam

Prostate Exams checks for prostate cancer. You need to start screening at the age of 50. And go every 4 years.


http://menshealth.about.com/od/prostatehealth/a/prostate_poll.htm Prostate Examination.

3 additional test at a routine

Vision Test: They check your eyesight, see how good it is. They check your peripheral vision.

They screen for high cholestrol.

And they also screen for sexually transmitted diseases.


Importance Of Physical Exams