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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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Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
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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...
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Cydney 2020-05-26 via Google
24 Hour Home Care offers excellent assistance to people in need of a caregiver. They train their staff well and provide a service of care for seniors, accident victims and those recovering from illness and gives the families peace of mind knowing that their loved one is cared for. I highly recommend this company.
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Michelle Martin Del 2020-05-26 via Google
My experience as a professional Caregiver has been a wonderful experience the staff is very friendly and very helpful. Thank you!
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Michael 2020-04-29 via Google
My wife was hospitalized for over three weeks. When she was discharged from the hospital I needed help at home. I called 24 Hour Home Care on a Saturday and by Monday I had an excellent caregiver helping out. They provided a caregiver for two weeks while my wife was recuperating. I couldn’t have done it without them. They are a great company with excellent people. I recommend them highly.
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Sylvia 2020-04-13 via Google
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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 have a positive in-home care experience. We submit all of our Caregivers through nation-wide 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, things we take more than just 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, 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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