Reproductive Health

Molly Bessmer, 7th hour


A mammogram is an x-ray of the beast that screens for breast cancer.

Women should get mammograms starting before or around age 40.

Cancer experts disagree on how often women should get mammograms, but it is suggested that they get them every year or every 2 years.

Testicular Exams

Testicular exams check for testicular cancer.

Men should do these every month beginning at age 15.

Prostate Exams

Prostate Exams check for prostate cancer.

Men should get prostate exams starting around age 50.

Pap Smears

Pap smears check for any abnormalities within the cervix.

Women should get pap smears around every 3 years starting at age 20.