Our society is very focused on physical beauty. You know, celebrities with flawless skin and great looks. Television commercials with incredibly beautiful models, hawking the latest skin creme. Magazine covers featuring the “most attractive people” in the world lists.
However, what if your dermatologist could perform a procedure that would not make you more gorgeous, but could save your life. Would it be worth 5 minutes of your time?
Dr. Debra Jaliman, a board certified dermatologist, wrote a recent post for WebMD expert blogs, that focused on patients’ resistance to getting full-body mole checks. This procedure can discover dysplastic (abnormal or pre-maligant) moles, before they become cancerous. Dr. Jaliman talks about the laundry list of excuses patients give her, seeking to avoid the mole check procedure, because they don’t want to get naked. Dr. Jaliman’s favorite response to her patients’ protests is:
“Do you want to be a beautiful corpse?”
I suggest you invest a couple of minutes, to read Dr. Jaliman’s post on WebMD. It may convince you to add this procedure, to your preventative health plan.
The Bottom Line: Doctors can be some of your best friends, if you let them do their jobs. Is 5 minutes being nude in front of your doctor, really as bad as missing an opportunity to detect skin cancer? Or, would you just prefer to lose your life?
What do you think?
It’s your life, live well.