Every year, more than 13,200 women are diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer, and more than 4,200 die from the disease. These women include young and aging women. As an effort to spread awareness, The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month and included a Cervical Cancer Prevention Week.
Two women lose their lives to cervical cancer every day in America. Nine women receive a new diagnosis every day in the United States. For cervical cancer, 75% can be prevented by one simple smear test that detects it early. When it is detected early, there is treatment available. Though, many aging women opt out of the screening. And, the common symptoms, such as vaginal bleeding between periods, or pains associated with the disease are disregarded as just another ache or pain as these women grow older and have gone through menopause.
Many people misunderstand who is at risk for cervical cancer. Just because a woman has reached menopause does not mean she can stop regular cervical screenings. While cervical cancer tends to happen mostly during the ages of 35 to 44, more than 15 percent of new diagnoses are made in women who are older than 65. Usually, these cancers in the elderly happen to those who neglect regular screenings.
At Regency Home Care Atlanta, we understand what it means for the elderly to live with cervical cancer, and we are also here to provide transportation to and from regular screening appointments or appointments for treatment. Our Senior Care Atlanta helps the aging and their family members enjoy a good quality of life, even helping with personalized care. Our caring team comes alongside to help family members to help carry out doctor’s orders and to live for as long as possible inside their own home.
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