A Healthy Reproductive System

Maddie Pittman

Physical Exams

These exams help people maintain wellness and health. Some think of these as a special step to make sure they prevent any diseases or conditions to occur. Physical exams could potentially stop a serious condition before it causes any more problems.

Mammograms

Mammograms are x-rays performed to check for breast cancer in women. Women between the ages of 40-74 usually are most likely to have gotten screened for breast cancer, especially women over the age of 50. Most doctors recommend women get mammograms every 2 years.

Pap Smears

Pap smears are tests done to help doctors figure out if there are any problems with a woman's cervix. Teenagers don't need this test done, but once a girl comes to the age of 21, they should be getting regular pap smears to monitor her health. It is said that these tests should be done every 3 years, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.

Testicular Exams

This is an easy way for men to check their own testicles for any symptoms that could potentially lead to testicular cancer. Males between the ages of 15 and 35 should perform this examination every month for familiarity.

Prostate Exams

Prostate exams are examinations done to help identify cancer early on. Men between the ages of 40 and 70 are encouraged to be tested for an increased risk of prostate cancer. These should be regularly done to be safe and be reassured.