Our Mission

Self chec is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing the best and most comprehensive free “keeping healthy” one-to-one communication tools to help protect the public from cancers, heart disease, diabetes, obesity; chronic diseases that are often preventable, treatable and curable. Self chec’s goal is to help save the more than one million people who die unnecessarily each year from these diseases and to transform our inactive and reactive “sickness” nation to a more proactive “prevention” nation.

Most people are reactive when it comes to their health; they seek out health information when they are already sick, or someone they know has been diagnosed. Self chec does the opposite, it nudges the public about the importance of proactive prevention, early detection and wellness care so they can reduce their odds of getting sick in the first place.

Self chec was created to reach everyone who has the potential of being diagnosed with a chronic disease. Self chec’s personal and sensitive caring approach, for example: mother to son, daughter to father, husband to wife, employer to employee, friend to friend, etc. is supported by evidenced-based information that points to the fact that this kind of interaction is a critically important part of asking someone to take care of themselves, as it is often only for others we care about, that we will do something for ourselves.

The Self chec Web site contains comprehensive, reliable information from respected medical sources. You can also sign-up yourself, as well as others, for an ehealth reminder that won’t let you forget to do important self-checks, and call your healthcare professional for a yearly exam and early detection screenings. Our self-check videos will actually show you how to check, too. On our CaringCard Shoppe you can send positive and supportive keeping healthy messages to friends and family, and there is much, much more…



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  • Self chec
    Self chec answered:
    You can send a CaringCard at: http://selfchec.org/main/cardshopnew.php. It's a special kind of free greeting card shop that will help support your caring ones to practice healthy behaviors and also help them understand how important they are to you. Read More
  • Self chec
    Self chec answered:
    The national cancer advisory organizations sometimes do not agree about specific cancer guidelines, often making it confusing to the public about what to do. That is why you should err on the side of caution by always consulting a healthcare professional to help advise you about what to do, given...Read More
  • Self chec
    Self chec answered:
    Not knowing what to look for can be a difficult challenge for you. With your healthcare professional, it might be a good idea to review the steps you need to take, as well as what to look for. Here's a self-checking guide that will help you get started: http://selfchec.org/main/self-checks/cancers/wom...Read More
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    Self chec answered:
    See how to do a breast self-exam at: http://selfchec.org/main/self-checks/cancers/womens-breast/. If you have any questions at all, check with your healthcare professional. Don't forget to remind the men in your life that they can be diagnosed with breast cancer too! Have them review the above site...Read More
  • Self chec
    Self chec answered:
    Yes. Testicular cancer occurs in men of all ages, but is the most common cancer among men aged 15-34. By checking your testicles frequently, you will be the first person to notice any changes that may take place. If you have a family history of testicular cancer, you should ask your doctor about starting your...Read More
  • Self chec
    Self chec answered:
    To help protect yourself from testicular cancer click the following link to see when and how to start doing your testicular self-exam: http://selfchec.org/main/self-checks/cancers/testicular-cancer/just scroll down to see the video and print how-to guide. According to most health advisory organizations,...Read More
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    Self chec answered:
    Go to: http://selfchec.org/main/self-checks/cancers/lung-cancer/ and scroll down to read "What happens to your body when you stop smoking".
    Read how your body will begin to repair the damage from smoking almost immediately, kick-starting a series of positive health changes that continue for years....Read More
  • Self chec
    Self chec answered:
    Click the following link to see when and how to start doing your testicular self-exam: http://selfchec.org/main/self-checks/cancers/testicular-cancer/just scroll down to see the video and print how-to guide. Testicular cancer occurs in men of all ages but is the most common cancer among men aged 15-34...Read More
  • Self chec
    Self chec has posted a blog entry:

    ARMS

    The new Self chec initiative “Use Your Arms to Hug Someone” was born out of the tragedy at Sandy Hook last month, and the on-going gun safety debate.

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  • Self chec
    Self chec has posted a blog entry:

    ARMS

    The new Self chec initiative “Use Your Arms to Hug Someone” was born out of the tragedy at Sandy Hook last month, and the on-going gun safety debate.

    ...Full Post
  • Self chec
    Self chec has posted a blog entry:
    As seen in the Huffington Post 11/13/2012

    Have you heard the same messages I’ve been hearing …that 96% of Americans don’t eat right, 40% don’t exercise...Full Post
  • Self chec
    Self chec has updated a blog entry:
    As seen in the Huffington Post 11/13/2012

    Have you heard the same messages I’ve been hearing …that 96% of Americans don’t eat right, 40% don’t exercise...Full Post
  • Self chec
    Self chec has posted a blog entry:
    As seen in the Huffington Post

    Have you heard the same messages I’ve been hearing …that 96% of Americans don’t eat right, 40% don’t exercise enough,...Full Post
  • Melissa Tompkins
    Melissa Tompkins is now following Self chec
  • Self chec
    Self chec answered:

    You can send a CaringCard at: http://selfchec.org/main/cardshopnew.php. It's a special kind of free greeting card shop that will help your boyfriend understand how important this is to you and your relationship with him.

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