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Early Detection is Key: The Benefits of Regular Self-Checks


February is National Self Check Month, and it’s a great time to remind ourselves of the importance of regular self-examinations and screenings to detect potential health issues early on. Nobody knows your body better than you do, so take control of your own health by checking for symptoms and scheduling necessary screenings.

Self-exams can help detect a variety of health issues, including cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. For example, regular self-exams can help detect lumps or changes in the breast tissue that may indicate the presence of cancer. Similarly, taking a few moments to perform a skin self-exam can help detect changes in moles or freckles that may be indicative of skin cancer.

In addition to self-exams, regular screenings such as mammograms, colonoscopies, and blood tests can also help detect potential health issues early on. These screenings can be lifesaving, as early detection of cancer can greatly increase the chances of successful treatment. Take some time to schedule any necessary screenings and make them a regular part of your health routine. It’s an important step in taking control of your own health and wellbeing.

Regular self-exams and screenings, in conjunction with regular check-ups with a healthcare professional, can help ensure that you are taking the necessary steps to maintain your health and wellbeing.