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What is Breast Cancer and How Does It Affect You?

Breast cancer can be defined as a group of cancer cells that forms in the cells of a breast.

When the cells grow out of control, breast cancer starts to develop and rapidly grow in the body. Breast cancer is mostly found in women, but it is important to note that it can rarely be found in men. According to Susan G. Komen, about 40,920 women and 480 men will succumb to breast cancer in 2018.

Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer

 
Signs and symptoms of breast cancer will vary from person to person but will generally involve a lump or bump in the breast. The breasts may become tender, swollen and painful to the touch. Nipple discharge has also been reported as a symptom of breast cancer, along with redness or swollen lymph nodes. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of breast cancer, contact your doctor immediately.

Are You at Risk for Breast Cancer?

 
It is important to first and foremost note that breast cancer can develop in both men and women. Although the risk of men developing breast cancer is significantly lower than women, they do have a 1 in 1,000 chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetime.

For women, the risks of developing breast cancer include age and being a female. There are several risk factors for breast cancer for women to take note of including but not limited to: age, family history, lifestyle and menstrual periods.

It is imperative to speak with your medical professionals about the risks that you have as an individual to develop breast cancer, as it will vary from person to person. Your doctor can also put together a plan of action specifically for individual risk factors and how to negate them.

How You Can Be an Advocate in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

 

Fighting against breast cancer is not limited to those who are medically diagnosed with breast cancer. As an advocate for breast cancer and breast cancer awareness, your voice can make a huge difference in the world. Advocating for those in the fight against breast cancer can include participating in local fundraising initiatives, talking with friends and family about the importance of self-examination and speaking with your doctor if you find something abnormal in your breast tissue. Speaking up can help save lives down the road.

The Importance of Self-Examination

 
Self-exams are an important preventative measure that you should be performing on a monthly cadence. Performing a self-exam in the shower can help you stay in tune with your body, how you are feeling and the health of your breast tissue. Both men and women should aim to perform a self-exam properly and accurately each month

 

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Reviewer: Patricia
Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
Reviewer: Liliana D
Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
Reviewer: Tatyana
Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Highly recommend!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great, award-winning company!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great company! Highly recommend.
Reviewer: CAROL
CAROL 2020-08-01 via Google
I LOVE BEING ON CALL THRU THE WEEK MAKE MORE MONEY, WORK WHEN YOU WANT. LOVE LOVE LOVE 24 HR AND ALL THE STAFFERS THERE THE BEST.
Reviewer: Laura
Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
Reviewer: Richard
Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
Reviewer: Raul
Raul 2020-05-28 via Google
Great place to work for!

The Most Trusted Caregivers

The success of our clients and company is entirely dependent on the quality of our caregivers. We make certain to find and provide our senior clients with the industry's best caretakers so that they have a positive in-home care experience. We submit all of our caregivers through nationwide background checks, assessment tests, and verify multiple references. All of our caregivers are required to be compassionate, reliable, experienced, and above all else, TRUSTWORTHY. We understand that you are entrusting your loved one's home and well-being with our company, and we take that very seriously.

24 Hour Home Care® is committed to improving the lives of our senior clients. By assisting seniors with their daily living activities, we are able to keep them at home where they are comfortable and allow them to thrive during this chapter of their lives. Not only do we strive to exceed customer satisfaction, but we strive to exceed employee satisfaction. We want all of our caregivers to be proud and happy to work for 24 Hour Home Care® so that they will provide the best senior home care possible!

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