Preventative Health

Warren Lewis

Mammograms

What is a Mammogram and what Diseases Does it Screen For?

A mammogram is a X-ray of the breasts that is used for locating possible breast cancer who might not be showing any symptoms or signs of breast cancer.

Who Should be Getting Mammograms? What Age Should they Start Getting mammograms?

Women should start getting mammograms between the age of 40-50 years old.

How Often Should Someone Get a Mammogram

Women around 40 to 50 should get a mammogram once a year, for women between the age of 50 to 74 the recommend once every two years, and after 75 they do not recommend getting mammograms.

What are the Causes of Breast Cancer?

A direct cause of breast cancer is unknown, however genes are a big risk factor in the development of breast cancer.

Can and How can You Prevent Breast Cancer?

There is no sure way to prevent breast cancer, however having a healthy lifestyle, including weight, activity level, and diet, can help reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Pap Smears

What is a Pap Smear and what Diseases Does it Screen For?

A pap smear is a medical exam of the cervix to try to detect cervical cancer.

Who Should be Getting Pap Smears? What Age Should Someone Start to Get Pap Smear Exams?

Women should start to get to pap smear exams around the age of 21.

How Often Should Someone Get a Pap Smear Exam?

Starting at the age of 21 women should start getting these exams around every three years.

What are the Causes of Cervical Cancer?

Cervical Cancer is caused when cells become cancerous and live longer than there lifespan should allow causing the cancerous cells to continue diving and form a tumor; however how cells become cancerous is unknown.

How and Can you prevent Cervical Cancer?

The best way to prevent cervical cancer is to have a healthy lifestyle. The cause of most cancers are unknown so prevention is hard.

Testicular Exams

What are Testicular Exams and What Diseases do They Screen For?

Testicular exams are screening of the testicular region and is used to screen for Testicular Cancer.

Who Should be Getting Testicular Exams and What Age Should They Start to Get Them?

People getting testicular exams are males importantly between the age of 15-35.

How Often Should Someone Get A Testicular Exam?

Males should be doing one themselves about once a month and get a doctor to look during physicals.

What are the Causes of Testicular Cancer?

Like most cancers, the cause of testicular cancer is unknown; the only thing doctors know is that it occurs when cells in the testicular region become altered. Risk factors are if there is a history of it in your genes and unhealthy lifestyles.

How and Can You Prevent Testicular Cancer?

You can help prevent testicular cancer by doing monthly testicular exams and by living a healthy lifestyle.

Prostate Exams

What is a Prostate Exam and What is it Screening For?

A Prostate Exam is a screening for cancer in the prostate region, screening for prostate cancer.

Who Should be Getting These Exams and at What Age Should They Start to Receive Them?

People getting prostate exams should be males starting around 40 years old and continue to get them till about 75.

How Often Should Someone be Getting a Prostate Exam?

Medical Professionals recommend that males after 45 should be getting a prostate exam at least every four years.

What are the Causes of Prostate Cancer?

Like all cancers, the direct cause of prostate cancer is unknown. Risk factors include age, ethnic group, and family history.

How and Can You prevent Prostate Cancer?

You can help prevent prostate cancer by maintaining a healthy weight, exercise plan, and good diet.