Breast Cancer Awareness

Fall is just about here and It will soon be time to bring out your pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every October people of all ages and all walks of life will wear pink in support of the brave women and their families fighting breast cancer.

According to the CDC, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women besides skin cancer. The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found at an early stage.  While there are a variety of diagnostic tools available to detect breast cancer, mammograms are currently the most common screening method used. Mammograms are recommended every two years for women between the ages of 50 and 74.

Take the opportunity this October to remind your referral sources of the role that Home Health care plays as part of the patient cancer care team.

Home Health care benefits physicians by providing:

  • Updated clinical assessment data.
  • Better case management to reduce calls.
  • Early detection/intervention for better disease management.
  • A streamlined plan of care.
  • In-depth outcome reports

 Home Health care benefits patients, families, and caregivers by:

  • Improving quality of life through greater symptom management.
  • Maximizing patient activity tolerance.
  • Instructing when conditions indicate immediate attention may be needed.
  • Reducing emergency room visits and re-admissions.

 Some ways you can get involved:

  • As Health Care providers be sure to share information on breast cancer through your social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.
  • Encourage your cancer patients to share their stories.
  • Partner with your referral network and host a fundraiser.
  • Have your nurses speak at local women’s groups on the importance of getting screened for breast cancer.
  • Wear your Pink!

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