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Cancer Prevention Tips for the Elderly


Cancer is prevalent with age, and the risk of developing cancer increases as individuals grow older. This is partly due to accumulated exposure to risk factors over time and the natural aging process, which can lead to genetic mutations. Patients may need a reliable healthcare service provider in Hawaii as it requires intensive care and management.

Regular screenings, a healthy lifestyle, and early detection are crucial for managing and preventing cancers in seniors. Here are some ways they can do it:

  • Healthy diet

    Encourage a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Limit processed foods, red meat, and sugary beverages. Your home care service provider in Hawaii can prepare a healthy diet plan and serve meals that can help minimize your risk of certain cancers.

  • Regular exercise

    Promote regular physical activity as it can help maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of various cancers. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week.

  • Avoid tobacco and limit alcohol

    Encourage a smoke-free lifestyle and limit alcohol consumption. Both tobacco use and excessive alcohol intake are linked to an increased risk of various cancers.

  • Sun protection

    Advise proper sun protection measures, such as wearing sunscreen and protective clothing and avoiding excessive sun exposure. This helps prevent skin cancers, particularly in regions with high sun exposure.

  • Regular health check-ups

    Encourage regular screenings and health check-ups tailored to the individual’s age and gender. Early detection and management of potential issues can significantly improve outcomes. You may ask your home care services provider can provide transportation and accompaniment to your medical appointments.

Helping Hands Hale is always here to give support and supervision while you age in place gracefully. Contact us at 808-747-CARE (2273) for exceptional companionship and other services.


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