Diseases screened for
Disease screened for during mammograms.
A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast. A diagnostic mammogram is used to diagnose breast disease in women who have breast symptoms or an abnormal result on a screening mammogram.
People who should get mammograms are women 40 and older and they should get them every 1 to 2 years.
1. Percent of women 40 years of age and over who had a mammogram within the past 2 years: 67.1% (2010).
2. Number of breast cancer deaths for females: 40,996
used to detect potentially precancerous and cancerous processes in the endocervical canal.
People who should get Pap Smears are women and start at 21 and should get them every 2 years.
Stats and Facts
1. 93% of American women report having had at least one Pap smear in their lifetime.
2. A Pap smear can prevent the most common form of cervical cancer in up to 90% of cases.
Prostate cancer and blood pressure is screened for during a prostate exam.
People who should get a Prostate Exam are men over 50 and should get them every 4 years
1. Each year in Australia, close to 3,300 men die of prostate cancer
2. Some groups are at greater risk of prostate cancer
More exams that could happen at a routine physical exam are ear examinations, which check for ear problems or infections, a lung exam, which checks for signs of heart or lung disease, and a reflex examination, which detects the presence of diseases, like polio