Monitoring your body regularly can help spot cancer early and save your life
Knowing the signs & symptoms is half the battle! It is important that you monitor your body to detect any red flags for early cancer detection.
- Know the eye signs and symptoms for early cancer detection.
- Know what your eyeball and eyelids typically look and feel like
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- Look at each eyeball in the mirror in the same environment each time.
- Close one eyelid at a time. Use your index finger pressing lightly in a circular motion over the entire eyelid to feel for any lumps or growth.
- Open both eyes wide in bright light and compare structural or color differences in the eyeball portion of the eye and pupils.
Notice Something? Here’s What To Do Next:
- Monitoring your eyes is difficult. Therefore, at least once a year your eyes should be checked by an ophthalmologist for early detection of cancer.
- Anytime you see a sign or difference between the two eyes consider it a “red flag”. It does not mean you have cancer. If it does not correct itself in one week, contact your ophthalmologist for a professional evaluation.