Home Helpers & Direct Link of Broward and Palm Beach reminds Community about Breast Cancer Awareness

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Local Home Care Company offers tips for Early Detection

Breast Cancer Awareness

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Breast Cancer affects women more than any type of cancer. Because October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Home Helpers and Direct Link of Broward and Palm Beach is educating the local community on the symptoms of breast cancer and the importance of early detection.

According to the American Cancer Society, there are many symptoms that can indicate possible breast cancer. These include swelling of the breast, skin irritation, pain in the nipple, a lump in the underarm area, and discharge in the nipple, among others.

Every year, approximately 200,000 women and 1,700 men are diagnosed with breast cancer. In 2012 alone, there are expected to be more than 39,000 deaths as a result of breast cancer.
“As a caregiving agency that specializes in helping our clients live happy lives in their home, it is important for us to educate the local community on breast cancer detection,” said Alan Silverberg, owner of Home Helpers & Direct Link of Broward and Palm Beach. “If more women understand the importance of early detection and how to conduct self-breast exams, thousands of lives could be saved each year.”

The following are some simple tips for early detection:

  •     Understanding how to conduct a self-breast exam: You must become familiar with understanding the texture of your breasts. By doing so, it will be easier for you to spot any lumps.
  •     Consistently conduct self exams: The sooner you can catch any changes in your breasts, the better. It could be helpful to schedule time on your calendar each month to conduct an exam.
  •     Speak with your doctor about crafting a plan: Depending on your age, your doctor will help you understand what examinations need to be done when. Having a set plan in place can help detect any potential dangers.

Home Helpers is one of the nation’s leading care franchise specializing in non-medical, companionship, personal care and medical services for seniors, new mothers and those recovering from illness or injury.

For more information about breast cancer detection, please contact Home Helpers & Direct Link of Broward and Palm Beach at 855-457-8524 or visit http://www.inhomecarebocaratonfl.com.

ABOUT HOME HELPERS
Founded in 1997, Cincinnati-based Home Helpers is one of the nation’s leading senior care franchises specializing in comprehensive home care services for seniors, new and expectant mothers, those recovering from illness or injury and individuals facing lifelong challenges. Home Helpers currently has a presence in more than 600 communities across North America and is seeking qualified franchise candidates in strategic communities throughout the country. Home Helpers was recently ranked the #1 Senior Care Franchise and “Best of the Best” by Entrepreneur magazine for the fifth straight year and continues to lead the way in the senior care industry. Home Helpers is affiliated with Direct Link® Help At The Touch Of A Button, a national provider of medical alert units, including 24-hour personal emergency response systems, an automated medication dispenser and vital signs monitoring units that enable seniors to feel safer and live independently at home for longer than might otherwise be possible. Home Helpers does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of religion, race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age or sexual preference in connection with employment or acceptance, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities. For more information on Home Helpers and franchising opportunities, visit the company’s Web site at http://www.HomeHelpers.CC.

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