Why You Need To Be Tested

Jane Kemp

MAMMOGRAM TESTING

Even though it sounds scary, screening mammography can reduce deaths from breast cancer in women ages 40-70. At age 40, women should start getting tested to prevent cancer and help you stay healthy and live longer.

(http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/mammograms)

PAP SMEARS

Women ages 21 to 65 should get regular pap smears to prevent cervical cancer and other diseases. You should be getting pap smears every 3 years to ensure that you're completely healthy and cancer free.

(http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/pap-test.html#)

PROSTATE EXAMS

Men over the age of 50 need to be getting regular prostate exams. Even though I'm sure it's not very fun, it is necessary. Prostate exams are used to prevent/catch prostate cancer. You should be getting exams every 4 years.

(http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=24521)