Nursing Care for Breast Cancer

Our nurses have experience in providing a wide range of breast cancer care services, which includes:

  • Giving medicines on time.
  • Feeding and bathroom assistance.
  • Caring and dressing wounds.
  • Fixing a diet plan.

Nursing Care for Breast Cancer

Our nurses have experience in providing a wide range of breast cancer care services, which includes:

  • Giving medicines on time.
  • Feeding and bathroom assistance.
  • Caring and dressing wounds.
  • Fixing a diet plan.

nursing care plan for breast cancer

For best home nursing care plan for breast cancer contact Care24  for good care of breast cancer patients. Care24 professionals offers the services for breast cancer care plan, breast cancer post surgery & post operative care.Call us today & know more details about nursing care for breast cancer patients.

 

CANCER AND BREAST

 

BREAST CANCER OVERVIEW

 

Breast Cancer, a condition of abnormal cell growth is the second most common cause of death in developing countries. Breast cancer can occur in both genders. but it’s far more common in women.

 

Causes Of Breast Cancer: How Did This Happen?

 

It’s natural to wonder what may have caused the disease, when you’re told that you have breast cancer. But no one knows the causes of breast cancer. Doctors can somehow figure out why one woman develops breast cancer and the other doesn’t. What science know is that breast cancer is always caused by damage to a cell’s DNA.

 

SYMPTOMS OF BREAST CANCER

    1.)   Breast pain (Mastalgia)   

    2.)   Nipple Discharge

 WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS FOR BREAST CANCER?

Any woman may develop breast cancer. However, the following risk factors may increase the likelihood of developing the disease.

 

Risk factors that cannot be changed:

 

  •  Gender, is one of the important risk factors: Breast cancer occurs nearly 100 times more often in women than in men.
  •  Race or ethnicity. It has been found that white women develop breast cancer slightly more often than African-American women.
  •  Aging. Two out of every 3 women are diagnosed after age 55 with invasive cancer.
  • Personal history of breast cancer

     Previous breast irradiation
  •  Family history and genetic factors. Having a close relative, such as your mother or sister, with breast cancer increases the risk for you.
  •  Benign breast disease. Women with certain benign breast conditions, have an overall increased risk of breast cancer.
  •  Dense breast tissue. Older women with high dense breast tissue are also at increased risk.
  •  Diethylstilbestrol (DES) exposure. Women who take this drug while being pregnant (to lower the chance of miscarriage) are at higher risk.
  •  Early menstrual periods. Beginning of periods before age 12, have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer.
  •  Late menopause. Women who undergo menopause later in life (after age 55) are at a slightly higher risk.

 The most frequently cited lifestyle-related risk factors:

  •  Not having children at all or having your first child after age 30
  • Regular use of oral contraceptives
  • Any sort of  Physical inactivity
  • Alcohol use ( >1 drink per day)
  • Long-term, postmenopausal use of combined estrogen and progestin (HRT)*
  • Weight gain and obesity, especially after menopause

 Environmental risk factor

  •   Exposure to chemicals, pesticides is currently being examined as a possible risk factor.

If your healthcare provider suspects that you might have breast cancer, you will need to undergo certain diagnostic exams and tests to be sure. Breast cancer diagnosis starts with your healthcare professional asking you certain questions; about your health history, your symptoms, risk factors, and family history of disease. Your healthcare provider will give you a physical examination, including an exam of your breasts.

What tests might I need?

You may have to opt for one or more of the following tests:

  • Mammogram
  • Ultrasound
  • Breast MRI
  • Biopsy
  • Nipple discharge exam

SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WITH BREAST CANCER

 

If any friend or your family member has been diagnosed with breast cancer, there are a number of things you can do to help or support them.

1. Practical support

Things you might offer to help with include:

cleaning and vacuuming
clothes washing and ironing
gardening
cooking meals for freezing
transport to and from hospital appointments
taking children to or from school
babysitting

 

  1. Emotional support

Listening to the patient about how they’re feeling can sometimes be distressing or difficult, but it might be really helpful to them to express how they’re feeling.

 

  1. Support for you

Supporting a friend or your relative can be very demanding and upsetting. You need to look after yourself, to be  able to continue to support your friend or relative.

Here are 11 suggestions one can use for coping with a cancer diagnosis.

 

Consider asking:

 

  1. What kind of cancer do I have?
  2. Where is the cancer?
    Has it spread?
  3. Can my cancer be treated?
  4. How much is the chance that my cancer can be cured?
  5. What other tests or procedures do I need?
  6. What are my treatment options?
  7. How will the treatment benefit me?
  8. What can I expect during treatment?
  9. What are the side effects of the treatment?
  10. When should I call the doctor?
  11. What can I do to prevent my cancer from reappearing?
  12. How likely are my children or other family members to suffer from it ?
  1. Improving the quality of life for those suffering as well as their families.
  2. Customisable care so that your loved ones needs are matched to the right caregiver skill set.

For best home nursing care plan for breast cancer contact Care24  for good care of breast cancer patients. Care24 professionals offers the services for breast cancer care plan, breast cancer post surgery & post operative care.Call us today & know more details about nursing care for breast cancer patients.

 

CANCER AND BREAST

 

BREAST CANCER OVERVIEW

 

Breast Cancer, a condition of abnormal cell growth is the second most common cause of death in developing countries. Breast cancer can occur in both genders. but it’s far more common in women.

 

Causes Of Breast Cancer: How Did This Happen?

 

It’s natural to wonder what may have caused the disease, when you’re told that you have breast cancer. But no one knows the causes of breast cancer. Doctors can somehow figure out why one woman develops breast cancer and the other doesn’t. What science know is that breast cancer is always caused by damage to a cell’s DNA.

 

SYMPTOMS OF BREAST CANCER

    1.)   Breast pain (Mastalgia)   

    2.)   Nipple Discharge

Any woman may develop breast cancer. However, the following risk factors may increase the likelihood of developing the disease. Risk factors that cannot be changed:
  • Gender, is one of the important risk factors: Breast cancer occurs nearly 100 times more often in women than in men.
  • Race or ethnicity. It has been found that white women develop breast cancer slightly more often than African-American women.
  • Aging. Two out of every 3 women are diagnosed after age 55 with invasive cancer.
  • Personal history of breast cancer
  • Previous breast irradiation
  • Family history and genetic factors. Having a close relative, such as your mother or sister, with breast cancer increases the risk for you.
  • Benign breast disease. Women with certain benign breast conditions, have an overall increased risk of breast cancer.
  • Dense breast tissue. Older women with high dense breast tissue are also at increased risk.
  • Diethylstilbestrol (DES) exposure. Women who take this drug while being pregnant (to lower the chance of miscarriage) are at higher risk.
  • Early menstrual periods. Beginning of periods before age 12, have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer.
  • Late menopause. Women who undergo menopause later in life (after age 55) are at a slightly higher risk.
  • The most frequently cited lifestyle-related risk factors: • Not having children at all or having your first child after age 30 •Regular use of oral contraceptives • Any sort of  Physical inactivity • Alcohol use ( >1 drink per day) • Long-term, postmenopausal use of combined estrogen and progestin (HRT)* • Weight gain and obesity, especially after menopause Environmental risk factors • Exposure to chemicals, pesticides is currently being examined as a possible risk factor.

    If your healthcare provider suspects that you might have breast cancer, you will need to undergo certain diagnostic exams and tests to be sure. Breast cancer diagnosis starts with your healthcare professional asking you certain questions; about your health history, your symptoms, risk factors, and family history of disease. Your healthcare provider will give you a physical examination, including an exam of your breasts.

    What tests might I need?

    You may have to opt for one or more of the following tests:

    • Mammogram

    • Ultrasound

    • Breast MRI

    • Biopsy

    • Nipple discharge exam

    SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WITH BREAST CANCER

     

    If any friend or your family member has been diagnosed with breast cancer, there are a number of things you can do to help or support them.

    1. Practical support

    Things you might offer to help with include:

    cleaning and vacuuming
    clothes washing and ironing
    gardening
    cooking meals for freezing
    transport to and from hospital appointments
    taking children to or from school
    babysitting

     

    1. Emotional support

    Listening to the patient about how they’re feeling can sometimes be distressing or difficult, but it might be really helpful to them to express how they’re feeling.

     

    1. Support for you

     

    Supporting a friend or your relative can be very demanding and upsetting. You need to look after yourself, to be  able to continue to support your friend or relative.

    Here are 11 suggestions one can use for coping with a cancer diagnosis. Consider asking:
    1. What kind of cancer do I have?
    2. Where is the cancer? Has it spread?
    3. Can my cancer be treated?
    4. How much is the chance that my cancer can be cured?
    5. What other tests or procedures do I need? What are my treatment options?
    6. How will the treatment benefit me?
    7. What can I expect during treatment?
    8. What are the side effects of the treatment?
    9. When should I call the doctor?
    10. What can I do to prevent my cancer from reappearing?
    11. How likely are my children or other family members to suffer from it ?
    1. Improving the quality of life for those suffering as well as their families.
    2. Customisable care so that your loved ones needs are matched to the right caregiver skill set.

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    Frequently Asked questions

    • When recovering from an illness or surgery, you look forward to returning to your own home and recuperating in an environment where you are comfortable, relaxed and safe. This is made possible with our in-home nursing services.
    • Care needs of those who are advanced in age and are unable to take care of themselves can be an overwhelming task for the rest of the family members. This often leads to the thought that a nursing home/care home is the only practical option left.
    • Complex care needs might make one want to consider moving to a nursing home to recover under the watch of trained professionals. Our in-home nursing services can help you recover in the comfort of your own home.
      Our in-home nursing services will help smoothen-out the transition from Hospital to Home
    • Recovery in familiar surroundings, surrounded by family, is proven to be quicker
    • Our nurses take care of your complex needs while helping you maintain your independence, lifestyle and daily routine.
    • Home care nursing helps those advanced in age too; for them home is where all their memories are, where their children and grand-children live. It is the place they feel needed and loved.
      With our home care nursing services, you can provide the best care for your loved one in the family home, without making any extra demands of your family members.

    Care24’s trained nurses provide high quality home care nursing services for hospital like care at home. Whether you are looking for simple support in doing everyday tasks when recovering or need complex care that can be daunting for family members to undertake. Our nurses are highly trained medical professionals capable of providing hospital-like care in the comfort of your own home.

    Our nurses are experienced in providing a complete range of nursing care specializations:

    • Taking medicines on time, monitoring blood pressure and other vitals, and fixing a diet plan
    • Oral and personal hygiene, feeding and bathroom assistance, or assistance with mobility
    • Caring and dressing wounds, handling IV infusions and other medical equipment, emptying catheter bags, colostomy bags and bed pans
    • Our nurses (females) or brothers (males) are highly qualified, experienced, and capable of providing hospital like nursing care in the comfort of your own home. All our Nurses go through a rigorous background check, a written exam and trained in all medical procedures that are listed below to ensure you get expert & professional in-home nursing services.
    • Our Nurses are medically qualified with BSc, GNM, or ANM degrees, and many years of experience with leading hospitals. Since each case is unique and may require specific skills, we also ensure that we identify and deploy which nurse will be best for your need.
    • Our nurses and brothers are discreet, and sensitive to the emotional and physical needs of the patient and other family members. Our Nurses are familiar with following a physician’s instructions when caring for a patient and empathic to offer encouragement and support to those who require our nursing care services.

    You can fill a request form on our website or download our app and simply click a button to request a Nurse.

    Provide us with medical details of the patient who needs nursing care, the tasks the nurse needs to do, the duration for which you need our in-home nursing services and your preferences of gender or language if any.

    Our team will connect with you to confirm your requirement and send a nurse to take care of the patient. All our nurses are uniformed and carry identification to help you know that you are indeed letting a trained professional from Care24 into your home.