Written By REBECCA ENDICOTT
When it comes to health, I think that one of the best ways we protect ourselves is by always “checking in” with our own bodies.
After all, only a doctor can diagnose an issue, but no one knows your body better than you.
You’ll be the first to know when something is wrong, even before visible symptoms emerge — you’ll just feel “off,” like we saw in the case of the young woman who insisted on a biopsy after four doctors misdiagnosed her tumor.
It’s not that doctors don’t know what they’re talking about, it’s just that no one knows what’s normal for your body the way you do.
That’s why it’s so important for all of us to be aware of the hard-to-detect early symptoms that can predict a serious medical problem.
Even more important? Women should be aware that female bodies might show different symptoms than male bodies.
Lung cancer, in particular, kills more women a year than any other form of cancer, but few women are aware of all the symptoms, particularly those specific to their gender.