November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. One of the worst cancers faced by Australians, we at Right at Home would like to show our support.
The leading body in pancreatic cancer awareness is The Pancare Foundation. Pancareaims to increase survival and provide support to those affected by pancreatic cancer and other upper gastrointestinal cancers.
With one of the lowest survival rates of all major cancers, pancreatic cancer statistics have not changed significantly in over 40 years, but you can make a difference. Learn about the symptoms and causes of pancreatic cancer to reduce your risk.
What is Pancreatic Cancer?
The pancreas is a gland of the digestive system. It is joined to the small bowel by a duct. The pancreas has two major roles in the digestive system: Producing enzymes to help break down food and making hormones that enter the body and flow around the bloodstream. The most important of these is insulin, which helps to regulate the amount of sugar in the blood. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is the most common cancer of the pancreas and starts in the cells lining this duct. It is the eighth most common cancer and has a very low survival rate as it is most often diagnosed at an advanced stage.
For anyone willing to share their experience, you can join the conversation this month by contributing to Pancare’s National Pancreatic Cancer Roadmap. To find out more, visit the Pancare Foundation homepage.
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Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care, and assistance to seniors (elderly and aged care), and any adult who needs our care at home including adults living with a disability who want to continue to live independently or age in their home. Right at Home is your local expert for issues related to caring for your loved ones and is dedicated to keeping you informed about home care. With no admin or subscription fees Right at Home allows you to get more care from your package or budget.
Right at Home is a 'My Aged Care' government approved, home care provider for levels 1 – 4 and offers flexible in-home care services such as nursing care, after hospital care, post-operative care, respite care, dementia and Alzheimer's care. Right at Home also offers assistance with daily living and personal care such as grooming, hygiene, transport, shopping, meal prep, domestic services and social support, so your loved one can enjoy a more independent, vibrant life. Our nurses and caregivers are screened, highly trained, and insured prior to entering your home so you can trust us with the caregiving while you focus on your loved one.
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