ComForcare encourages home care clients to continue regular check-ups and preventative screenings throughout their golden years. Many life-threatening diseases or cancers can be treated much more effectively if they are diagnosed early. One recent study, conducted by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle claims that a new three-question survey may help identify symptoms of ovarian cancer.
Early Detection Increases Cancer Survival Rate
Ovarian cancer affects roughly 22,000 women each year in the United States. From this number, less than 25 percent of ovarian cancer patients survive. However, this new survey, published in the September issue of Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology aims to help decrease the number of cancer victims. The survey consists of just three questions that check for six warning signs that may indicate ovarian cancer. These questions explore symptoms including: abdominal or pelvic pain, eating habits, and abdominal bloating.
Researchers met with 1200 women ages 40 to 87 and had each one complete the questionnaire. Of the 1200, five percent were scored high enough to continue with further cancer testing. Of these women, one was positively diagnosed with ovarian cancer. However, of the women who score negatively on the survey for ovarian cancer, none developed the disease within the following year.
Once ovarian cancer is suspected, further tests include ultrasounds and blood testing. If you or a loved one suspects ovarian cancer, it is important to speak with a doctor immediately. Early detection is directly linked to surviving cancer. For those who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer which has not progressed beyond the ovaries, survival rates are between 70 and 90 percent. Once the cancer spreads beyond the ovaries, the researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research center explain that these survival rates drop to 20 and 30 percent.
ComForcare Supports Early Detection
ComForcare offers home care clients assistance with transportation to enable them to easily get to doctor’s appointments and check-ups. It is important to schedule yearly evaluations for various cancers and conditions including heart disease, diabetes, and ovarian, skin, or prostate cancer. As the study reveals, early identification of these problems significantly affects the survival rate.
Home Care Services Help Clients Manage Chronic Conditions
For those dealing with a chronic condition or debilitating disease, home care services can help make life more comfortable. Home care nurses are available up to twenty-four hours a day to assist elderly care clients with daily tasks including house care, meal planning and preparation, mobility, transportation, and other home care services to help them lead a full and productive life. Moreover, home care services help prevent risks including isolation, depression, and general health decline.
ComForcare’s experienced home care providers are professionally trained to provide care to people of all ages who are dealing with a chronic condition or disease to help them live comfortably and to improve their level of independence and enhance their quality of life.
Locate Elderly Care Services in Your Town
ComForcare is a premier provider of private-duty home care services to people of all ages with offices conveniently located nationwide. We can help make life easier for those coping with a chronic medical condition, recovering from an illness or injury, or dealing with the challenges of aging – in the comfort of their own homes. In addition to helping clients maintain prescription medication compliance, we offer elderly care services including personal care, homemaking, transportation, companionship and family respite services to improve the quality of life and level of independence for every individual and family receiving our services. Each ComForcare office is independently owned and operated.
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2510 Telegraph Road, Suite 100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302