Check Your Mate
Early detection of some cancers doesn’t seem to fit into the equation of romance but it can and it can be fun! Partners can take this opportunity to get to know each other’s bodies and detect any irregularities that could be the first signs of cancer.
Not very romantic stuff, huh? We beg to differ. What’s more romantic than saving your partner’s life by detecting cancer at its earliest and most treatable stage? The Prevent Cancer Foundation is encouraging all couples to “Feel the Love and Check Your Mate” all year round. As with any self exam, talk to your health care professional immediately if any irregularities are detected.
As a humorous and helpful reminder, share or send your loved one a fun e-card to remind them of how much you care and to “Check Your Mate.”
Ready to get started? Check out these early detection tips below and learn more on Prevent Cancer’s breast, testicular and skin cancer web pages.
Check out the teaser video here.
Feel for abnormal lumps, tenderness or changes to breasts. Learn more about breast health and breast cancer by visiting our breast cancer prevention page.
Whether in bed, in the shower or anywhere you might find yourselves in the nude with your partner, take a few minutes to look for abnormal changes in your partner’s skin. The ABCDE rule is a quick and easy way to remember red flags for suspicious moles. Learn more by visiting our skin cancer prevention page as well as our Save Your Skin page.
Feel for any abnormal lumps, tenderness or changes to the testes. Learn more about testicular cancer early detection by visiting our testicular cancer prevention page.
Get in the habit of exploring your partner’s body on a regular basis and performing regular body checks. You may or may not find anything out of the ordinary but you and your partner will have fun doing it!