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How You Can Use Your Voice in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a well-known disease that impacts millions of people on daily basis.

If you or your loved ones have suffered from breast cancer, you likely have felt the need to make a lasting impact on the fight against breast cancer. Advocating for breast cancer patients and using your voice to spread awareness can help drive mindfulness around the disease. However, it is equally important to note that if you have not been touched by breast cancer or have a loved one impacted, you can still use your voice in the fight against breast cancer.

Why Your Voice Makes a Difference

Even though you may not be currently directly impacted by breast cancer, that does not mean that you cannot use your voice to make a difference. There are multiple ways that you fight against breast cancer including performing a self-exam and encouraging others to do so as well, talking to your doctor about the risks of breast cancer and speaking with your family about the magnitude of breast cancer, as well as the likelihood you will develop it.

Using your voice to advocate for breast cancer awareness can help you and your loved ones stay proactive about your health and allows you to take your well-being into your own hands. Using your voice to be a part of a bigger movement can be both emotionally and physically fulfilling in the long run.

Speaking with Your Family About Breast Cancer

It is extremely important to speak with your family about the significance of breast cancer, so you can learn if it runs in your family. Getting an idea of your family medical history allows you to take the necessary steps you need to protect yourself. For example, if you have an aunt that had breast cancer, it is possible you can qualify for genetic testing. These tests can pick up on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene that you may have inherited from your family members. Knowing this information and sharing it with your medical professionals can help you create a plan with your health in mind.

It is incredibly important to speak with your family regarding self-examinations and the frequency in which they practice self-exams. Encouraging your family members, male or female, to perform regular self-exams in the shower can help detect breast cancer in its earliest forms. Support can allow individuals to feel empowered and motivated to make changes and be consistent with a routine.

Remember to encourage them to speak with their doctor if they feel or see any abnormalities in their breasts!

Speak Up with Your Doctor!

It is important that you get into a regular cadence of going to your doctor for your annual exams. Doing so will allow your doctor to exam your body and look for abnormalities, such as lumps in your breasts. During your annual exams, it is imperative that you speak with your doctor about the self-exams that you are performing, any changes you have experienced since you saw them last and how you can take the necessary precautions to remain as healthy as possible. Your doctors’ appointments should be a safe haven for you to be able to address any concerns that you have regarding your breasts or overall general health. Do not be afraid to bring something to your doctor’s attention! Speaking up now could help save your life in the long run.

Use Your Voice for the Voiceless

 

American Cancer Society has hundreds of ways for you to get involved in your local community by giving back to those who are affected by breast cancer. Whether it is volunteering for a local walk, signing a legislative petition or raising money with friends and family, using your voice counts! By advocating for those impacted by breast cancer, you are helping families and individuals more than you know. Finding ways to get involved and supporting those who need it most mean more to them than you may ever know.

 

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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.
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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
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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.
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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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