Monthly Archives: July 2014

Ganglion Cysts or Mucus Cysts on Fingers and Toes

Here are pictures of ganglion cysts or mucus cysts on fingers and toes (some of them mine and others gotten from the Net). My recommended treatment is monitor / watchful waiting and if necessary,  needle aspiration. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Ganglion Cyst or Mucus … Continue reading

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Soft Tissue Tumor at the Buttock (IR-2014-07-11)

IR, an adult female, had a mass in the cheek of left buttock.  The mass has been there for more than 10 years. On physical examination, the mass was discrete, firm, and movable.  Ultrasound showed a cystic mass.  Excision under … Continue reading

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Head and Neck Self-examination for Filipinos

Head and Neck Self-examination (HNSE) for Filipinos Reynaldo O.  Joson, M.D. July 17, 2014 Definition of Terms “Head and neck” refers to regions in the human body, the head and the neck.  The head is the upper most region of … Continue reading

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Skin and Soft Tissue Self-examination for Filipinos

Skin and Soft Tissue Self-examination (SSTSE) for Filipinos Reynaldo O.  Joson, M.D. July 15, 2014 Definition of Terms Skin is “balat” in the Pilipino language. It is what one sees on the surface of the entire body of a person. … Continue reading

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Concept of Self-examination of a Person’s Body and Its Parts

Self-examination of a person’s body and its parts means the examination is done by the person himself, the person who owns the body. Self-examination does not include the act of the person subjecting himself to a diagnostic laboratory test.  It … Continue reading

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Barriers and Facilitators to Self-Examination of Body Parts

Regular self-examination of a person’s body and its parts is being advocated as a strategy for early detection of diseases. Self-examination of the face; oral cavity; breasts; genitalia; and skin are commonly advocated by medical professionals and organizations. Surveys have consistently … Continue reading

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