I don't want to sound like a hypochondriac but we naturists should feel comfortable with our bodies and we should go for regular check-ups just to ensure we are ok. I say this because recently, a friend of mine who's only two years older than me discovered he had Stage 4 prostate cancer. And he looks even healthier and more energetic than most of us. Most of us neglect going for health screening because we usually just don't think we'd get it.
Last November, I did my colonoscopy and I also went for all the cancer markers which proved negative. The PSA which is a marker for prostate cancer was normal – 2.4 – anything under 4 is normal. But I understand that the PSA can sometimes be unreliable. This afternoon, I saw my urologist who did a prostate ultra-sound scan and a physical examination (the latter of which is rather uncomfortable). My knowledge of the human anatomy is quite inadequate – before today, I didn't exactly know where the prostate was and I was a little surprised when the urologist told me what he was going to do. I almost reminded him it was a prostate examination and not to see if I had piles.
Anyway, he said I was in perfect condition, at least, urologically. Some of my friends think I'm a hypochondriac and perhaps I am. But if you think about it, a simple check up that doesn't take up much time and apart from a minor discomfort was totally painless can save us from something as serious as cancer.
My advice is just go for it. Better be a hypochondriac and live.