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A Word to the Home Care Industry about Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness RibbonLast month there was a lot of breast cancer awareness pink on display, but even though the pink is gone, it's not too late to get yourself screened for breast cancer, and to recommend the same for your caregivers 40 and over.  As described in this New York Times article entitled Why the Annual Mammogram Matters, the US breast cancer survival rate is almost 90% and this is attributed to early detection via mammograms and improved treatment options.The bottom line is that by detecting breast cancer early, there's an excellent survival rate.  Many tumors detected early can be treated or removed easily.  You make be asking what a guy who makes home care software would know about this topic, but I actually do know a lot based on the experiences of my sister and my wife.

  • My sister Amy is a breast cancer survivor.  She blogs about her experience at http://amy.growingbolder.com/

  • My wife Tracy leads engineering for Hologic.  Hologic's breast cancer detection machines are a cut above the competition.  Instead of taking a straight X-Ray, Hologic's "Genius" machines are able to build a 3D model of your breast, leading to a > 40% better chance of accurate detection.

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To learn more, here's a link to a very comprehensive report by the American Cancer Society. If you're not already subscribed to the Ankota blog, you can subscribe on the upper right hand side of this page.  If you're interested in scheduling an online demo of our home care or care transitions software solutions, just click this button:

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