Importance of Physical Examination

Mammograms, Pap Smears, & Prostate Exams


Mammogram- Breast Cancer

Pap Smear- Cervical Cance

Prostate Exam- Prostate Cancer


  • Since women have started getting mammograms, the rate of breast cancer has gone down 3% in the last 10 years.
  • The rate of getting Cervical Cancer has gone down 70% percent in the last 50 years because of Pap Smears


Women should be getting mammograms and pap smears because it can help them with getting totally cured or catching it ahead of time. These cancers are only for women. If you're over 50 you should be getting mammograms regularly. If you're between 21-29 you should get a pap smear every 3 years. If older, get on every year.

Men should get prostate exams because it can help them live a longer healthier life. It can also help them catch the cancer ahead of time and save the persons life possibly. If you're 21-29 get it every 3 years, if older get it yearly.