Posts Tagged ‘cancer prevention’
In the United States, elder abuse is a hidden and rising issue. Experts estimate that 10% of older adults are victims of elder abuse, yet only a small percentage of cases are ever reported.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While most people know that breast cancer is a disease that impacts older women far more than younger, the actual numbers behind the statistics are alarming. For every 100,000 women, just over 80 were diagnosed with breast cancer under the age of 65. In that same number, over 400 were diagnosed with the disease after turning 65. This month is a perfect time for older women to learn more about breast cancer – and to take more meaningful steps toward prevention and care. Know the Facts Knowing the truth about breast cancer can help…