Nobody likes them but does anyone struggle with all the physical exams we have to have I know it's necessarily but very degrading
Examinations, especially in intimate areas, can be very mentally and physically challenging but as you've pointed out in your post, they are a necessity that we have to go through to keep ourselves safe. Hopefully in time more progess and developments will be made to make these tests and exams much easier but in the meantime, we need to keep working with our doctors and nurses to make sure we are as comfortable and relaxed as possible when these take place.
Many of our members have shared their experiences on the forum and feel exactly the same way you do so you are not alone and I'm sure some of them will be along soon for a more detailed chat.
Steph, Cancer Chat Moderator