@my_final_username@xanga - My family has been and id still ravaged by cancer. Me? I never check. No point. I keep myself healthy - mostly organic and zero processed . I'm fully topped up with Vitamin D and my Omega - I exercise and I keep a positive mind. Cancer will never enter my body. Except for questions like these, the thought doesn't enter my mind.
Thanks for asking though. How's your day so far? Doug www.coachdougbowers.com
@SeeBeeWrite@xanga - Nothing in life is guaranteed...but I feel completely confident and it is probably one of the furthest things from my thoughts. If I did contact it - I would just clear it out of my body as have many people I know personally...two of those my brothers. It's no longer a concern for me. So, no, not kidding.
My wife had Lupus - doctors said that couldn't be cured either. But now they don't know what to say as she is finishing university and runs and bikes with me in the park...actually - they say nothing. Except for one private e-mail from a doctor asking us what we did, we don't hear from them much anymore.
Stay well my friend - don't let the media and 'Big Pharma' scare you - you'll be fine.Nature has provided all we need to stay healthy.
@SliverLines@xanga - I feel genetics means a possible pre-disposition of contacting or developing a dis-ease. It doesn't mean you will get it. There are many factors involved. So - I'll stay with my present efforts and see what happens. Incidentally, my brother had cancer 8 years ago. He passed on the traditional treatments, fixed himself up and is now travelling S.E.Asia. He's 75.
I have this waterproof pamphlet-like thing in my shower that shows how to check for breast cancer. I check every time I'm in the shower and since I shower every day, it's become routine for me to check. I didn't always check for lumps but I'm glad I do now. It's important to know what's going on with your body so if anything SHOULD happen, you'll catch it in its early stages.
I also have checkups about twice a year, and the Doc always checks for irregularities.
Skin cancer runs in my family (well, cancer in general does, and diabetes), so I keep an eye on all of my moles and any skin irregularities. None are cause for concern yet, but I don't want to get blindsided one day if I can help it.
I never check, my birth family has no cancer in the medical back ground.... but then i don't go to the dr for regular check ups/exams either (I have never had a full physical done.. and don't plan on doing one either, they can autopsy me when I am in Heaven).
I had a FWB with a 'still in school' neurologist for a while, and he showed me how in med school they were taught to self exam male and female bodies. He played with my (.)(.)'ies enough for me to eventually catch on that he would check about every week. I have, since, trained my SO's how he would do it. And to let me know of any changes since they play with them more than I do. I do have family history of cancer, so I do self exams for myself as well.
@meta_k@xanga - I have the same thing I think! It`s like a round pamphlet thing that spins and gives you all this information. I got it at the hospital while my mum was going through breast cancer, she has shown signs since she was 19 (my age) so I make sure to always check.
It turned out I had a benign lump, just like her, at the same age. So I do everything I can to keep in touch with my body`s changes and do things to decrease my chances of developing an actual cancerous lumpy.