We’re welcoming brighter days while continuing to promote health and safety.
Breast cancer is a disease for which risk increases with age. The numbers are quite startling: 82.2 new cases (per 100,000 women) are diagnosed in women younger than 65 years compared with 403.8 for those aged 65 and older. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are taking time to share what senior women need to know about the disease.
Breast Cancer Awareness among Older Women
Let’s first break down what we know about breast cancer and older women a little further:
Breast Cancer Prevention
What actions can women take to help prevent breast cancer?
Preventative Screenings for Breast Cancer
While the statistics on breast cancer are fairly solid, the recommendations on preventative screenings aren’t. You may have heard conflicting reports on the news yourself. It can be a little unsettling for women of all ages.
Here is what two important advocacy groups have to say on the matter of mammograms and breast cancer:
This is obviously a conversation every woman will need to have with her own physician.
Live a Healthy Lifestyle at Sunrise Senior Living
At Sunrise, we make it easier for older adults to live their best life. One way we do that is through the Sunrise Dining Program. Healthy, delicious meals are a part of everyday life.
We invite you to download a complimentary copy of one of our Recipes from the Heart cookbooks. For seven years, our staff and residents have been sharing their favorite recipes for friends and visitors to enjoy!