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Guys, there's nothing manly about not taking care of your health. Test your smarts about self-care and which exams you need.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

True or false: Men's life expectancy is longer than women's.

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The correct answer is: This is false. In general, men are less healthy than women. A man's life expectancy is currently about 75 years, while a woman's is about 80 years.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

What is a man's greatest health threat?

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The correct answer is: Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

How often should a man get his cholesterol checked?

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The correct answer is: Typically, a man should have his cholesterol tested every three to five years -- more often if his cholesterol levels are high.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

Having a waist circumference of what size can raise a man's risk of heart disease?

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The correct answer is: Having abdominal obesity or a "pot belly" is associated with a higher risk of heart disease. A large abdomen is defined in men as over 40 inches in circumference and over 35 inches for women.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

Who's at the greatest risk for testicular cancer?

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The correct answer is: White men under 40 are at the greatest risk for testicular cancer. Early detection increases a man's chance of survival by 90 percent.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

How large should a healthy testicle be?

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The correct answer is: The testicle should be about an inch and a half long (just put two fingers together, lining up the fingernails, and compare that width to your testicle width). Testicles smaller than that could indicate a higher risk for testicular cancer.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

True or false: A doctor's visit isn't necessary to scan for testicle cancer.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Men simply need to take a few minutes at home to conduct their own exams. Here's how: Slowly roll each testicle between your thumb and fingers one at a time, gently feeling all over for any lumps or hardness. Normal testicles should feel soft; cancer may feel like a knuckle or a small, hard bean.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

Which race is at the greatest risk for prostate cancer?

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The correct answer is: The incidence of prostate cancer in black men and the mortality rate among black men are more than twice that of white men, according to the American Cancer Society. For this reason, experts generally recommend PSA screening for African American men beginning at the age of 40.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

How is a prostate exam performed?

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The correct answer is: A prostate examination is simple, painless and over in seconds. The doctor will put a dollop of lubricant on a gloved finger, then quickly insert it into the rectum to feel for any irregularities in the prostate tissue and assess whether the prostate is enlarged.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

What is a Hemoccult exam?

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The correct answer is: A Hemoccult is a test for occult (hidden) blood in the feces, which men should get starting at age 50.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

What screening test is used to detect colorectal cancer?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Several screening methods have different abilities to detect or prevent colorectal cancer. Speak with your physician about the screening method that is best for you.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

How often should men have an eye exam?

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The correct answer is: Men should have an eye exam every two years starting at age 40 through 60. After age 60, a man should get his eyes checked annually.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

True of false: Men experience depression differently than women.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Men may be more willing to report fatigue, irritability, loss of interest in work or hobbies and sleep disturbances rather than feelings of sadness, worthlessness and excessive guilt, which are commonly associated with depression in women. Sadly, many men do not recognize, acknowledge or seek help for their depression.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

True or false: A man can use postage stamps to check for erectile dysfunction.

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The correct answer is: This is true. The nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) test is a common erectile dysfunction (ED) test where a man attaches postage stamps around his penis and, in the morning, checks to see if the seal has been broken; if it has, it's an indication that he may not have a physical cause for his ED.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

What should men look for in a self-exam for skin cancer?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. In addition to an annual skin exam with his dermatologist, a man should check monthly for any changes in existing moles or new growths.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

True or false: Men can go through a form of menopause.

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The correct answer is: This is true. To diagnose male "menopause," the doctor will perform a physical exam, ask about symptoms and order a series of blood tests.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

True or false: A man should be tested for STDs even if he is in a monogamous relationship.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Even if you've been practicing monogamy, regular testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV are still important. Many STDs, such as human papillomavirus (HPV), gonorrhea, chlamydia and HIV, can go undetected in the body for a long time.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

True or false: Only women can get breast cancer.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Men can also develop breast cancer, and men who have abnormalities involving the testicles and problems with fertility are at higher risk for the disease.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

At what age should a man have a thyroid disease test?

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The correct answer is: The American Thyroid Association advises screening starting at age 35 for both men and women.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

How often should men go to the dentist?

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The correct answer is: For most people, getting a dental cleaning and checkup twice a year is adequate. If you have diabetes, you may have to go more often.

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rtain cancers could be prevented if men would seek medical treatment on a more regular basis.
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