A friend of mine recently experienced a loss. Her mother passed away after a long battle with cancer. She had been experiencing problems for quite a while, but she put off going to the doctor. There was never enough time. She, like many of us, was afraid to hear what it might be. It was easier to ignore the problem; after all she didn't feel that bad.
Now a young mother faces the prospect of raising two children without the guidance of her mother. These children will miss out on the love that this precious grandmother had to give. With the proper medical screening/medical care this tragedy would most likely have been avoided.
If you are experiencing problems with your health then please, please, please go see a doctor. If you are feeling fine then please don't forget to go for a regular check up. Do it for yourself, do it for your loved ones, do it for those who count on you to be there.