By: Kathryn Gaither
Types of Exams and What They Are Looking For
Pap Smears- Pap Smears are looking for anything wrong with a girl's cervix, it can find if the girl might have cervix cancer, it can also detect HTV but no other diseases.
Testicular Exam- This exam is to see if there is any testicle cancer or anything abnormal that could lead to other problems.
Prostate Exam- Prostate exams are used to see if there is any prostate cancer in a male.
Who Should Be Getting These Exams? What Age Should They Start At?
Pap Smears- Girls should only be getting these exams, they should start at age 21, unless a doctor think something may be wrong.
Testicular Exams- Boys should be getting these exams. They should start at age 13-15. They can even examine themselves.
Prostate Exams- Males should be getting these exams, the men should start getting them around age 40-70.
How Often Should You Get These Exams?
Pap Smears- After getting your first exam, you should get one done every two to three years. Some girls may have to have them done more often, though.
Testicular Exam- Once a teenage boy starts getting exams he should get one or perform one every month.
Prostate Exam- A man should get these done every 4 years after his first exam.