By: Tate Cox
Mammograms are used to find breast cancer in women who have no symptoms of the disease. It is for women only. Women should start getting mammograms when they are 40, but get them regularly from the ages of 50 to 74. A cause is if you have breast cancer in your family you are more likely to get it . You can't prevent it it's just genetics.
Pap smears are to find out if women have any problems with their cervix. These are intended for women. Women should start getting these when they start sexual activity at age 21. After the first one you should get one every 3 years. A cause is sexual activity. You can prevent this by absence of sexual activity.