May 6 is Bladder Cancer Awareness Day. As a family caregiver, one of your greatest tools is awareness, and this is the ideal opportunity for you to learn more about this type of cancer so that you are prepared to either help your loved one reduce their risk for developing this type of cancer, or to give them the care that they need to handle this condition in the best way possible should it develop during the course of their later years.
Some things that you should know about bladder cancer include:
- There are approximately 79,030 new cases of bladder cancer diagnosed throughout the United States each year
- Approximately 60,490 of the new cases of bladder cancer each year occur in men
- Approximately 18,540 of the new cases of bladder cancer each year occur in women
- There are approximately 16,870 deaths due to bladder cancer throughout the United States each year
- Around 12,240 deaths from bladder cancer each year are in men
- Around 4,630 deaths from bladder cancer each year are in women
- Instance of both diagnosis and death from bladder cancer have been decreasing according to the American Cancer Association
- New cases of bladder cancer account for approximately 5 percent of the total new cases of cancer throughout the United States
- Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer to occur in men throughout the United States
- Men are approximately 3 to 4 times more likely to develop bladder cancer at some point in their life than women
- The overall chance for a man in the United States to develop bladder cancer is 1 in 26
- The overall chance for a woman in the United States to develop bladder cancer is 1 in 88
If your aging parent has recently been diagnosed with bladder cancer or is at increased risk of this disease and you feel that they would benefit from additional care, now may be the ideal time for you to consider starting senior care for them. A senior home care services provider can be with your aging loved one on a fully customized schedule that ensures that they get everything that they need when they need it, while also supporting you remaining at the front of their care management. A cancer journey can be extremely difficult, and the highly personalized services of a senior care provider can make it so that your aging parent gets everything that they need to manage this journey physically, mentally, and emotionally in the way that is right for them. This can include providing valuable reminders to remain compliant with their medications and guidelines, helping them to make lifestyle choices that will help to keep their body healthy and strong, and offering companionship, support, and encouragement to keep their mental and emotional health high, and support better quality of life as they age in place. As a family caregiver this can give you tremendous peace of mind and allow you to ensure that you are also taking the time to take care of yourself and your other obligations while knowing that your parent has the proper care.
If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring senior care services in Pacifica, CA, call the caring staff at Aviva In-Home Care. Call today: (415) 795-2203
At Aviva, we also use the latest in health technology to maximize opportunities for communication between all members of our client’s care circles. We utilize nursing oversight to ensure that we are in compliance with physician orders, and that our careplans are being properly administered. Lastly, Aviva is a proud member of The Senior’s Choice, a national network of leading home care agencies that share best practices and focus on continual improvement.
As owner of the business, I also promise to you my direct involvement in your loved ones care, and will always make myself available for feedback and improvements in our service. I look forward to working with you and your loved one on creating a care plan that is perfectly suited to the family's needs. Thank you for considering Aviva as your care partner.