Jan 16, 2018 by Jason Allevato
Cervical cancer is best known as cancer of the cervix and was once the most common causes of cancer deaths in women. However, the death rate has decreased incredibly, and this can be contributed to the Pap smear test that is conducted. This test is recommended for all women between the ages of 21 and 65 and should be performed every three years. Senior in home care services providers can ensure that your loved one is able to get to and from their cervical cancer screening appointments.
As studies indicate, the key to decreasing the risk of finding cervical cancer later on in life is to have tests performed. The American Cancer Society reports that women who had regularly performed tests were less likely to find cancer than those who did not. Senior in home care services providers suggest women test before the age of 65.
When it comes to cancer screenings in older adults, there is no black and white formula and cervical cancer is no exception. Below, our senior in home care services team wants to provide you with some of the best practices for older women in regard to cervical cancer and screening for it:
Senior in home care services offered by Comfort Keepers is designed to assist your loved one in maintaining an independent lifestyle. We offer a variety of care plans to assist in every day life to transportation to and from doctors’ appointments. Call our office today to learn more.