posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 09:58 AM
I also strongly endorse LadySkadi's message about making yourself aware of your own body and health.
In fact, cancer awareness has made it perfectly acceptable for me to fondle my scrotum in the shower every morning !
Although my above remark was obviously intended to be light-hearted and slightly facetious, there is, as always, a more serious undercurrent to it.
If you have any lump or lesion that you cannot account for, then please seek medical advice. It doesn't matter how trivial you may think it is; your
personal health and wellbeing is something that you can't put a price on !
It goes without saying that illnesses and diseases are more successfully treated the earlier they are diagnosed, so don't hesitate to see your doctor
if you are remotely concerned about any health issue.
Also, I've heard stories of men who had lumps on their testicles, or women who discovered a lump on their breast, who didn't go to the doctor due to
the 'embarrassment' of the parts of the body that were involved.
While it's not pleasant to reveal some of the more intimate parts of our bodies to strangers, doctors see all of this stuff ( and worse ! ) on a
daily basis. So please don't let any social discomfort get in the way of your personal health.