Self-examination of your body and its parts – ROJoson’s Advisory

Only you, a person with a sound mind, can feel symptoms of a health problem in its earliest stage.

Only you, a person with a sound mind, can detect a health problem in its earliest stage short of a screening diagnostic tests.

The most practical way of detecting health problem in its earliest stage is still to do a self-examination, NOT screening diagnostic procedures.

Aside from trying to feel for any symptoms that may suggest a health problem, do a self-palpation of your entire body on a regular basis to look for signs of any health problem that may be present. Particularly, palpate your own body to look for any unusual lump, growth, or mass that may turn out to be a cancer.

A lump is one of the most common presentation of a disease in a person.  A lump may be a cancer or not a cancer.

The goal is to detect a lumpy that may be a cancer as early as possible and then have it treated right away.  Early diagnosis and treatment of a lump that turns out to be a cancer carries the best chance for cure and survival.

Make it a regular habit to palpate your own body, particularly in areas that are commonly affected by cancers and that can easily be detected by your naked eyes and your palpating fingers such as the skin and soft tissues, breasts, and head and neck.

self_exam_body_parts_rj_14jul18_18apr15_19jan2

Look for a dominant mass which is usually an abnormal mass and which is a red flag that needs to be investigated further.  See illustrations below.

palpation_findings_self-exam_rj-14aug4_18apr15_19jan2


Related links:

https://rojosonmedicalclinic.wordpress.com/2014/07/11/concept-of-self-examination-of-a-persons-body-and-its-parts/

https://rojosonmedicalclinic.wordpress.com/2014/07/11/regular-self-examination-of-a-persons-body-and-its-parts/

https://rojosonmedicalclinic.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/skin-and-soft-tissue-self-examination-for-filipinos/

https://rojosonmedicalclinic.wordpress.com/2014/07/17/head-and-neck-self-examination-for-filipinos/

Breast Self-exam

https://rojosonmedicalclinic.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/breast-self-examination-bse-for-the-filipino-females/

https://www.facebook.com/pg/ROJosonBreastWellnessClinic/videos/?ref=page_internal

 


ROJ@19jan2

 

This entry was posted in Self-examination of Body. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s