Learn easy, life-saving self-exams that you can do in the privacy of your own home, and prevent problems before they begin. Remember, when it comes to your body, you are your best ally. Get to know your body!
E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork explains what appendicitis is, and outlines the warning signs of the condition.
The Booby Wall
Rethink Breast Cancer is an organization that has a whimsical and lighthearted take on breast screenings. They created the Booby Wall exhibit to help alleviate the stress of breast exams. Remember, when it comes to your breasts, a little TLC (Touch, Look and Check) goes a long way!
Dr. Lisa demonstrates how to perform a genital exam. "Remember," she says, "vulvas come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Know your body, women. It's really important."
In a culture that uses headphones almost as much as cell phones, our auditory senses are at risk. Plastic surgeon and ENT Dr. Drew Ordon demonstrates how to perform a hearing exam at home.
Take the hearing test here!
Dr. Andrew Pilon from the Sierra Eye and Laser Institute demonstrates EyeSite, a self-service video screening kiosk. "It tests your distance and near vision, and it's highly reliable," Dr. Pilon says. "But it doesn't replace an examination by a doctor."
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, but most cases are actually brought to the attention of doctors by the patients themselves. Dermatologist Dr. Tess Mauricio demonstrates how to decipher and assess your moles and track potentially dangerous skin changes over a period of time.
Learn more about moles and melanoma.
Oral surgeon Dr. Fred Monempour demonstrates three quick, simple dental exams that you can perform on your own to determine if your teeth, gums or mouth need immediate attention.
The lymphatic system is an essential part of your immune system, with lymph nodes located throughout the body. Dr. Travis details the role of lymph and how to perform a lymph node self-exam.