Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the breast, it is called breast cancer.
More than 200,000 women get breast cancer and more than 40,000 women die from the disease, while about 2,000 men get breast cancer and about 400 men die from the disease each year in the United States, according to the CDC. Most breast cancers are found in women who are age 50 years or older.
Different people have different warning signs and symptoms for breast cancer – some people do not suffer from any symptoms at all. Warning signs of breast cancer include:
- New lump in the breast or underarm (armpit)
- Thickening or swelling of part of the breast
- Irritation or dimpling of breast skin
- Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast
- Pulling in of the nipple or pain in the nipple area
- Nipple discharge other than breast milk, including blood
- Any change in the size or the shape of the breast
- Pain in any area of the breast
Women between the ages of 50 and 74 should have mammograms every two years in order to lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast that doctors use to look for early signs of breast cancer. “Regular mammograms are the best tests doctors have to find breast cancer early, sometimes up to three years before it can be felt,” according to the CDC. “When their breast cancer is found early, many women go on to live long and healthy lives.”
Other than biannual mammograms, both men and women can reduce the risk of getting cancer by maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding tobacco, limiting alcohol consumption, exercising regularly and protecting the skin from excessive sun exposure.
Cancer is a devastating battle to fight for the diagnosed, as well as family members and friends. We at Synergy HomeCare Corona/Riverside work to help ease cancer treatments by providing comfortable recovery experience, from keeping up with household tasks, to communicating with long-distance family members about a loved one’s progress, to ensuring the highest quality in-home care during nausea, anemia, pain, infection and other complications. Our trained, compassionate caregivers help ease the stresses of recovery by:
- Working as bedside companions to calm anxiety and stress during hospitalizations or outpatient treatments
- Helping with scheduling, transportation and companionship for treatments and doctor’s appointments
- Picking up prescriptions
- Assisting with daily activities after surgery and during treatment
- Providing relief for family caregivers
- Housekeeping and preparing nutritious meals
- Helping with bathing, dressing and personal care
We at Synergy HomeCare Corona/Riverside believe in the importance of breast cancer awareness, and want to encourage support for breast cancer causes, prevention, diagnoses and treatment. Connect with us to make all the difference during your loved one’s cancer recovery.
About SYNERGY HomeCare of Corona/ Riverside
Synergy HomeCare of Corona/ Riverside is the name you can trust in Corona, Norco, Riverside, Chino, Chino Hills, Diamond Bar for personal home care. Synergy HomeCare of Corona/ Riverside is part of a national franchise of non-medical home care offices dedicated to providing exceptional and affordable service to anyone of any age. Synergy HomeCare caregivers are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, to those in need - including seniors, expectant moms, those suffering from sports injuries and debilitating illnesses, and more. Synergy HomeCare of Corona & Riverside can be found online at /agencies/ca/corona/ca18/. The location also hosts active social media pages on Facebook and Twitter. Ken and Anna can be reached at 951-280-9808 and [email protected] .