Reproductive Health

Austin Katzenberger

Mammograms

Mammograms are used as a screening tool to detect breast cancer in women with no symptoms, yet can be used to test if you do exhibit symptoms. ( Mammography, RadiologyInfo.org )

Ideally you do not need to get a mammogram done under the age of 40 mainly because it is not as effective as a tool for young women.

On average if over the age of 50 you should get a mammogram done every 2 years.

( Womenshealth.gov Mammogram fact sheet )

Pap Smears

A pap smear tests the cells in cervix and vagina for conditions and signs that cancer may form.

Pap smear tests are for women.

Pap smear test should start at the age of about 21 occurring about once every three years.

( emedicinehealth.com Pap Smear)

Testicular Exams

Testicular exams are tests for men to find signs of cancer in the testicles.

For men.

These exams should begin at the age of about 18 and occur Once a month or every couple of months.

(mayoclinic.org Testicular Exam )

Prostate Exams

Prostate exams check for cancer in the prostate of a man.

For men.

Prostate exams are usually done over the age of 40 and happen every year.

( americancancersociety.org Prostate Cancer Prevention And Early Detection )