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Did You Know Prostate Cancer is the Second Most Common form of Cancer for Men? Discover Risk Factors that Increase the Chances of Developing Prostate Cancer.

Caregivers in Beverly Hills, CA – Prostate Cancer Awareness

For many men, prostate cancer is not a popular topic of conversation. It should be. The average man has a 1 out of 7 chance of developing prostate cancer and it’s the second most common form of cancer for men. The chances of getting prostate cancer increases with age so getting regular screenings is of the utmost importance. Men over 65 are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer but beginning health screenings around age 50 is advised.Caregivers Beverly Hills CA

The following risk factors increase the chances of a man developing prostate cancer.

  • Location- Men who live in North America have a greater chance of developing prostate cancer
  • Weight- men who are obese or overweight are at a higher risk for prostate cancer
  • Smoking
  • Diet
  • Family history of cancer
  • Race- African American men are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer
  • Age- the older you are the greater the risk of developing prostate cancer

Prostate screenings can be a life saver. The screening is usually done by a DRE, a digital rectum exam, or by PSA, a prostate-specific antigen blood test. While neither of these tests is extremely pleasant, they are necessary. These tests are not always 100% accurate so it’s important to consult with your doctor regarding the results.

The number of screenings you need is determined by the blood test. If your results were over 2.5ng/ml you will need to get a screening every year. If the results fall below 2.5ng/ml you will only need to go once every two years. In America, prostate cancer is number two on the list of cancers leading to death in men. However, the numbers of deaths caused by prostate cancer have begun to decrease most likely due to regular screenings, earlier diagnosis, and improved treatment.

If you can identify with one or more of the risk factors associated with prostate cancer, it’s important to have a serious talk with your doctor. Your doctor will help you determine how often you need screening and when these screenings should begin. The best and most effective way to lower your risks of developing prostate cancer is to have regular screenings.

Make sure your elderly father gets his regular doctor checkups. It’s vitally important in order to prevent serious disease from getting into the more advanced stages. Early detection is the next best thing after prevention.

For help with doctor’s appointments and other daily needs your elderly loved one may have, consider hiring a home care provider.

There’s no one answer to the question of when the time is right for in-home care.

However, if you consider the points raise here today, you’ll have a better idea of when it’s time for in-home care.

And, if you have any follow-up questions, please contact us (310) 400-6869…we are always here to assist…You are Important to Us!

We pride ourselves in the Best In-Home Care!

Caregiving for You, Inc.

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As a Registered Nurse and primary owner of Caregiving for You, Alicia Aguirre brings over 30 years of hands-on experience as a healthcare practitioner. She began her career in 1980 as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), helping patients in a large convalescent home. In 1984 she transferred to another convalescent care center, added advanced training to her repertoire, and became an Administrator and Activity Director. Alicia worked continuously while raising her daughters, and in 2004 she earned her R.N. licensure. She wanted to make a genuine contribution in her field and to the community with her years of expertise. In 2005 she opened Caregivers U.S.A., Inc. with her daughter, Claudia. Finally, in 2009, Alicia opened Coastal House Residential Care Facility (RCF) in Santa Monica. Alicia is our head Case Manager, meeting with and assessing every client’s needs. She formulates a customized, individualized care plan and matches the appropriate caregiver with each client. During her time off, she enjoys walks at the beach with her husband of 40 years, daughters, and nephew. Alicia’s dream of having her daughters, Claudia and Eva, join her in the medical field has come true. They are carrying on Alicia’s legacy and maintaining her dream of genuinely helping others. Google