Care for the Reproductive System

Kiran Nuetzmann, Rhylie Reynolds

Mammograms

  • Mammograms screen for breast cancer.
  • Women should get a mammogram.
  • This exam should start around the age of 50, end around 74.
  • A women should take a mammogram every 2 years.

Pap Smears

  • Pap Smears are used to test for cervical cancer.
  • Women should get a pap smear.
  • A person should start getting a pap smear within three years of starting sexual activity or the age of 21.
  • A women should get a screening every three years after that.

Testicular Exams

  • Testicular exams screen for changes in the testicules, such as lumps.
  • Men should get a mammogram.
  • This exam should be started around the teenage years, 15 - 35.
  • Men should check themselves every month.

Prostate Exams

  • Prostate exams check for bumps or hard areas in the rectum.
  • Men should do prostate exams.
  • Start around the age of 50.
  • Men should get this exam with every 10 years.