To detect cancer early, you must monitor your body regularly for any abnormalities
Cancer grows 24/7. Monitoring your body helps detect cancer signs and symptoms between scheduled doctor visits, screenings, and testings. (2) Monitoring your body should take no longer than 10 minutes – a small investment in time that could save your life! (64)
No one knows your body as well as you do; therefore, you should notice changes easily. Monitoring your body should cover your entire body with special emphasis on the body parts listed here.
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Procedure to Examine Your Body
- Know the signs and symptoms as outlined in Step 1 of the site. (2)
- Create a baseline for your body by downloading and completing the BASELINE CHART.
- Download SYMPTOMS MONITORING CHART and AREAS TO BE MONITORED.
- Examine each part of your body shown in the AREAS TO BE MONITORED chart using the outlined procedure below to detect any changes. Repeat procedures on a regular basis.
- When doing your exam, use the same lit room, a full length mirror and a handheld mirror. Women should monitor their bodies consistent with their menstrual cycle.
- Using the SYMPTOMS MONITORING CHART determine if any changes have occurred.
- Consult your medical team for a professional evaluation should you notice bodily changes or experience any new symptoms. Having changes does not mean that you have cancer. It can be one of many other diseases. However early detection is only valuable with timely diagnosis and treatment.
- Update the charts and schedule a reminder in your calendar for your next body exam session.