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Yes, please always go get checked. I started thinking along those lines around 2008 or so. My dad had a bad sinus infection for ~3 months. He didn’t want to go get checked. When he finally did, they discovered it wasn’t a sinus infection but was Stage IV cancer.

After that he told me he wished he just went to the doctor when he should have. He always told me to get checked, no matter what. If he had gone in months earlier, it likely wouldn’t have metastasized. That’s not a what if we want to live with.

If you need to chat, or you’re dealing with anxiety about going, or the results aren’t what you want, or everything is okay I’m always here to chat. Feel free to DM me on twitter ( I mean it. That’s not an empty offer. We’re nothing if not human together.