PREVENTIVE CARE:

REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

KRISTIN GRIDER HOUR 3 HEALTH

MAMMOGRAMS

What do Mammograms Screen?

Mammograms screen for any signs or presence of breast cancer.

Who Should Be Getting This Exam?

The risk of breast cancer in men is so low that mammograms aren't recommended routinely for them. However, women should be screened in order to find signs of breast cancer as early as possible.

What Age Should Someone Begin This Exam?

Women should be screened starting at the age of 40.

How Often Should Someone Get This Exam?

It's recommended to be screened annually once you're eligible.

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PAP SMEARS

What do Pap Smears Screen?

Pap smear screens identify if there are any health issues, such as cervical cancer, with a woman's cervix.

Who Should Be Getting This Exam?

Women who have cervixes should be getting pap exams.

What Age Should Someone Begin This Exam?

Most women should start getting regular pap exams beginning at age 21 to 65.

How Often Should Someone Get This Exam?

The amount of pap smears needed is based on age and any other health concerns, though most women get one every 3 years.

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Testicular Exams

What do Testicular Exams Screen?

Testicular exams screen for any abnormalities in men's genital organs, such as signs for testicular cancer.

Who Should Be Getting This Exam?

A testicular exam should be a routine exam for every teenage boy and man.

What Age Should Someone Begin This Exam?

Testicular exams should start at an early age in boys and continue their whole life. Even babies are examined for any abnormalities.

How Often Should Someone Get This Exam?

Testicular exams should be done often to catch early signs of cancer.

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Prostate Exams

What do Prostate Exams Screen?

Prostate exams screen for early signs of prostate cancer.

Who Should Be Getting This Exam?

Prostate exams should be done by all men in their lifetime.

What Age Should Someone Begin This Exam?

Men can start screening for prostate exams as early as the age of 40, especially if they are at increased risk for prostate cancer.

How Often Should Someone Get This Exam?

A prostate exam should be done annually in order to diagnose any early signs of prostate cancer.

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