Knowing our own bodies, being familiar with how they look and how they feel, is a key factor in maintaining good general and sexual health. It is important to be aware of any changes in our bodies that may signal the beginning of an unwelcome condition.
With many conditions that we regard as serious, any unpleasant effects can be minimised if the conditions are identified early. This also means that any treatments can be more effective, simpler to provide, and less disruptive at the first stages of a condition.
Cancer is a condition that affects both men and women, and has many different forms. Two of the most common forms of cancer are testicular cancer in men (cancer in the balls) and breast cancer in women. These are also two of the most easily identified cancers and early diagnosis makes treatment of the conditions easier.
This is where knowing our bodies, and checking them regularly really comes into its own.