Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers women face with age being a factor. Terry and Becky Cuzzocrea of Seniors Helping Seniors® Northern Indiana share tips to keep seniors knowledgeable on risk factors
LaGrange, IN — Doctors diagnose nearly 275,000 new cases of breast cancer every year. Half of the newly diagnosed breast cancer occurs in women over age 60 and about 20 percent come from women over 70, which makes October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month incredibly important to a large portion of the population. “Knowing your personal risk factors of breast cancer is something that everyone should prioritize,” said Becky Cuzzocrea, co-owner of Seniors Helping Seniors® Northern Indiana. “Assisting the seniors we love by ensuring they are aware of their risk of breast cancer is pertinent.”
Becky offers the following tips for seniors that allow them to be more aware of their individual risk factors of breast cancer:
- Stay on top of yearly screenings. According to the United States Preventive Services Task Force, a screening mammogram every two years is recommended for women aged 50 to 74. Discuss this with your primary care provider who may recommend other screenings depending on your personal risk factors.
- Get moving. Although regular exercise benefits your health for many reasons, studies suggest that it can lower the risk of breast cancer.
- Maintain a Healthy Diet. Maintaining a healthy diet is a component of reducing the risk of breast cancer. By incorporating vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, nuts, and foods high in omega-3 fatty acids into your diet, you’re also lowering cancer risk factors.
Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care provides a variety of services to support seniors so that they are able to maintain their independence and enjoy life not just in their homes, but also in their neighborhoods. These services include companionship, light housekeeping, cooking and shopping support, assistance with personal care, dementia care, pet care, overnight stays (24-hour care), mobility assistance, and medication reminders.
“The concept of helping people in need never sleeps. Becky and I started this business to make a positive impact in the lives of seniors throughout our community,” said Terry Cuzzocrea, Co-Owner of Seniors Helping Seniors®.
For the in-home senior care brand, it all comes down to The Power of Love® and providing compassionate care that makes seniors feel seen, heard and independent while providing purpose and passion for its senior caregivers.
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