Skin and Soft Tissue Self-examination for Filipinos

ROJoson Medical Clinic

Skin and Soft Tissue Self-examination (SSTSE) for Filipinos

Reynaldo O.  Joson, M.D.

July 15, 2014

Definition of Terms

Skin is “balat” in the Pilipino language. It is what one sees on the surface of the entire body of a person.

Soft tissue will be used here to refer to the part of the body right under the skin and outside of the bone, joint, cartilage, ligament, and cavity that may be under it. More specifically, soft tissue consists of the layer underneath the skin that contains fats, nerves, blood vessels, connective tissues, and muscles.

Importance and Benefits of Skin and Soft Tissue Self-examination (SSTSE) for Filipinos

The single most important benefit of self- examination is detection of diseases early enough.  Self-examination of the skin and soft tissue facilitates early detection of any diseases that may affect these parts of a person’s body.  In particular, it facilitates early detection of life-…

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