Oral cancer is more common among ethnic minorities in developed countries, and it is the eighth most common cancer overall. Usually diagnosed in middle-aged to older adults, this type of cancer comes in various forms such as cancer of the lips, gums, cheeks, palate, sinuses, tongue and throat. Lifestyle habits are the usual cause for oral cancer. Chewing tobacco, consuming excessive alcohol, smoking cigars, cigarettes or pipes, and HPV infection are major risk factors for oral cancer. If your elderly loved one has unhealthy habits and does not drive, it helps to have a live-in caregiver take him to regular doctor appointments to avoid oral cancer or metastasis of cancer.
Symptoms of Oral Cancer
Oftentimes, oral cancer is not diagnosed until it spreads to the lymph nodes, so early screening is important. Are you starting to wonder if you have oral cancer or just regular dental problems? The following symptoms might be signs that you have a condition that’s more serious than just bad oral health: a sore on the lip or mouth that does not heal; pain with swallowing; bleeding from the mouth; lump in the neck and an earache that won’t subside. Advanced oral cancer will require reconstructive surgery which involves dental implants or grafts. Do you have an elderly loved one who recently had reconstructive surgery? A-1 Home Care in Century City has 24-hour after-surgery and long-term care for seniors with oral cancer.
In-Home Support and Follow-Up Rehabilitation
A-1 Home Care offers outstanding senior care services in Century City for all stages in life to promote wellness and recovery. Since its inception in 1991, A-1 Home Care has been supporting seniors in the comfort of their own home with quality elder care services, such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, Cancer Care, Arthritis Care, Lou Gehrig’s Care and more. Our 24-hour caregivers and care managers will align our in-home care goals with your elderly loved one’s wellness goals. A-1 Home Care works closely with local hospitals and their multidisciplinary staff so families can rest assured that their loved ones are receiving the best cancer care possible at the most competitive rates in LA County.
For cancer care you can count on, call A-1 Home Care (310) 657-8780 or visit www.centurycityhomecare.com for services in Century City, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach and surrounding areas.