Why You Should Be Tested
Facts that will make you want to get screened for a disease.
2) There are specific ages at which you should be tested (generally middle aged people).
3) You can only get a certain disease if you are a certain gender.
What to get tested for...
Mammogram: For women, a mammogram is needed every two years between the ages of 50 and 74.
Pap smear: Women should begin screening within three years of starting sexual activity or age 21.
Cholesterol test: Women should begin regular cholesterol checks at age 45.\
Breast exam: At each physical, a breast exam can be used to check for abnormal lumps or signs of breast cancer.
Pelvic exam: While taking a sample for a Pap smear, the doctor may also perform a full pelvic exam. This includes examining the vagina, cervix, and vulva for signs of a sexually transmitted infection or other conditions.
Cholesterol test: Men are advised to begin regular cholesterol checks at age 35 and continue to have one every five years.
Prostate cancer screening: Men may need prostate-specific antigen tests or digital rectal examinations.
Testicular exam: A doctor may wish to check each testicle for signs of a problem, including lumps, changes in size, and tenderness.