Reproductive Health

By Chandler Collins

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Mammograms

• A mammogram screens an x-ray picture of the breast.

• Screening mammograms are used to check for breast cancer in woman who have no signs or symptoms of the disease.

• Only woman should be getting these exams because it only for breasts.

• Screening can help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer among woman ages 40-74.

• Woman ages 40-74 should get a mammogram every 2 years.

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Pap Smears

• A girl that is 21 should get regular pap smears as a way to monitor her health.

• Woman in their 20s with normal pap smear results should have the test every 3 years.

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Testicular Exams

• To check for lumps or bumps - which can be the first sign of testicular cancer.

• It's the most common cancer in males between the ages of 15 and 35.

• It's important to take the TSE exam every month.

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Prostate Exam

• To help identify cancer early on, when treatment is most effective.

• For men between 40 and 75, it's recommended to take the PSA screening.

• It depends on what level their PSA is to take the exam.

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