So you’re at the age when you start to wonder about your health. If you’ve been one of the few lucky ones who have enjoyed good health all their lives, you might be reluctant to go to the doctor’s for a check-up. People fear going to the doctor’s because they want to put off hearing “bad news” (if there are any) as long as possible. If they don’t feel pain or extreme discomfort, then they’re good. Women, especially, are reluctant if they are within the low income bracket because they don’t want to take time off from work and arrange for child care, miss income (if they don’t get paid time off), and wait long hours at the doctor’s office for a five-minute examination. However, getting a check-up is well worth the trouble, because it will prevent unnecessary premature death and improve the quality of your life. According to the American Cancer Society, over 3.1 million women in the United States were reported to have breast cancer, for which the risks increase with age. The best age to start screening is age 40, and A-1 Home Care in Sierra Madre delineates some of the risks for breast cancer below:
- Family history
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Childbirth after age 35
- Onset of menstruation before age 12
- Menopause after age 55
- Never being pregnant
- Never carried a pregnancy to full term
After-Surgery Care for Breast Cancer Patients
Depending on the stage of breast cancer, women usually receive chemotherapy, radiation and hormone therapy for cancer treatment. Surgery is the most common treatment. A-1 Home Care offers high quality after-surgery care for women, men and seniors for long-term or short-term care. Post-surgery care includes assistance with cooking, cleaning, chores, drop-off and pick-up, prescription pick-ups, grocery shopping, companion care and more. For 25 years, A-1 Home Care has provided superior 24-hour in-home care services with compassion, integrity, and dignity. We ensure 100% customer satisfaction with all our clients.
For quality cancer care and after-surgery care, call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or visit www.sierramadreinhomecare.com for services in Sierra Madre, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Hollywood and other cities in LA County.