Preventive Care

Jarod Hidy

Mammograms

  1. What diseases do mammograms screen for? Breast cancer

  2. Who should be getting these exams? Mainly women but men also have a chance of getting breast cancer

  3. At what age should someone get each of these exams? 40 years old

  4. How often will people need to get each of these exams? Every 2 years after the age of 40

Pap smears

  1. What diseases do pap smears screen for? Problems in a girls cervix (infections, etc.)

  2. Who should be getting these exams? Women

  3. At what age should someone get each of these exams? 21 years old

  4. How often will people need to get each of these exams? Every 3 years after the age of 21, but some women might need to get tested more often

Testicular Exam

  1. What diseases do testicular exams screen for? Testicular cancer

  2. Who should be getting these exams? Men

  3. At what age should someone get each of these exams? 15 years old

  4. How often will people need to get each of these exams? Every month after the age of 15

Prostate Exam

  1. What diseases do prostate exams screen for? Prostate cancer

  2. Who should be getting these exams? Men

  3. At what age should someone get each of these exams? 40 years old

  4. How often will people need to get each of these exams? Every 4 years after the age of 40