October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
This is the ideal opportunity for you as a family caregiver to learn more about breast cancer so you can be prepared in the event it becomes a part of your care experience. Educating yourself about breast cancer can help you to be more aware of your senior’s risk, recognize challenges they can face prior to and after a diagnosis of breast cancer, and how you can be there to support your senior throughout their cancer fight, regardless of what that means for them.
Some things you should know about breast cancer awareness month include:
- Approximately 1 in 8 women throughout the United States will develop breast cancer in their lifetime
- This number accounts for more than 12 percent of women
- More than 266,000 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year
- Nearly 64,000 cases of non-invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year
- Nearly 41,000 women will die of breast cancer in the United States this year
- While it is rare, men can and do a develop breast cancer
- More than 2,500 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States this year
- Breast cancer rates are decreasing, particularly among those under the age of 50
- Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women behind only lung cancer
- Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women
- Approximately 30 percent of all new cases of cancer in women in the United States are breast cancer
If your elderly loved one has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, now may be the ideal time for you to consider starting elder care for them. Having an elderly home care services provider as a part of your care approach throughout your senior’s cancer fight can be beneficial for both them and for you as their family caregiver.
The highly customized services of an elder care provider are specifically designed to address your senior’s needs in the ways that are right for them, while also promoting a more fulfilling and independent lifestyle. For you, knowing your senior has access to ongoing support and care can help you to experience less stress, and focus more energy and attention on providing them with the emotional support and love they need.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering hiring a Caregiver in Bala Cynwyd, PA, please contact the friendly staff at Suma Home Care. Call today: 484-200-7347
Ibrahim recently completed a Professional Certificate in Management; He is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administrations (MBA) at a prestigious university in the UK.
With their passion for helping others and a strong background in customer services and clinical care, Ibrahim and his wife started assisting individuals in their homes.
Since started and operating Suma Home Care in 2010 in the basement of their home, Suma Home Care has provided professionals who work endlessly in providing clients with the highest quality of care, while enabling clients to maintain dignity, comfort and safety in their homes.
Suma Home Care, serves four counties in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia. Ibrahim is firmly connected to his local community and is always looking for ways to give back whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Ibrahim enjoys spending time with his wife and children, travelling and enjoys sports.
Mariama Suma-Keita BSN RN
Born in Sierra Leone west Africa, relocated to America in 1999 from a civil war and settled since in the U.S.A as a Naturalized citizen Graduated from National school of nursing with an associate , and completed BSN in Nursing from Immaculata University graduated with Honor roll Alpha Lambda sigma, After escaping the war served as a refugee nurse in Gambia and Guinea to other displaced refugees before coming to America.
In the states started in Homecare then then transition into hospital, worked in Jefferson hospital as a Registered nurse on Tele and general medsurg floor, also worked in Einstein hospital as an oncology transplant nurse , I realized that I enjoy working with patients so much and believe in quality and compassionate care one at a time dealing with an holistic approach in caring for patients and family in a familiar environment called home , I see the impact and progress when they’re home , it makes them feel relax and progress fast with recovering at home. As a nurse and entrepreneur I understand that dedication to meeting people and families needs is a priority, and able to foster relationships with family and patients that is professional and friendly to help them stay and settled home as a desire.