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Thursday, June 16, 2005

Do a self-exam.

There are lots of ways we can monitor our own bodies to detect potential problems. Here are just a few:

* Breast self-exam should be performed once monthly, about a week after your period ends. If you no longer have a period just chose a day of the month that is easy to remember. Regular examination may detect breast cancer, so that you can begin treatment early.
* Testicular self-exam should be performed once monthly, starting at about age 15. Regular examination may detect testicular cancer which is the most common cancer in men between the ages of 15 and 35.
* Skin self-exam may detect melanoma, a type of skin cancer.
* Oral self-exam should be performed if certain changes are noticed in the oral cavity. These changes may indicate a oral cancer.

Here's to your health!

2 comments:

Karama said...

Check out this great site on breast self-exams and more. You can even sign up for an email reminder to do the self-exam: checkyourboobies.org

I found this on thewellbeing.blogspot.com. Thanks Barbara!

anne hurst said...

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