Articles and Advice

Read about all things homecare below, including the latest care industry articles, advice, and company announcements, curated by the Cavendish Homecare Team.


June 21, 2022 Cancer Care

Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

What is cervical screening?  Cervical cancer can be prevented by attending your smear test when invited. All women aged 25 to 64 are invited to regular screenings. The test is not for cancer but can most importantly can prevent cancer. The smear test checks […]

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January 18, 2022 Cancer Care

Seasonal food alternatives for cancer patients

Ensuring your body receives the nutrients it needs to maintain your strength and energy through long, arduous treatments, heal and recover and reduce your risk of infection is part and parcel of successfully fighting cancer. The side effects of chemotherapy can curb your appetite, […]

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November 24, 2021 Cancer Care

How can cancer treatment affect your heart?

What are the symptoms? Shortness of breath Lightheadedness or dizziness Discomfort or pain in the chest Fatigue Swollen hands and/or feet Nausea What are the risk factors? Chemotherapy Chest radiation Immunotherapy Other targeted therapies Heart disease Diabetes High blood pressure Chemotherapy – can be […]

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November 12, 2021 Cancer Care

Common questions about diet and cancer

Questions Can certain foods cause cancer? Diet is a lifestyle factor that can influence the risk of developing cancer. There are a few foods that may potentially increase the risk of cancer. Poor eating habits, combined with other lifestyle factors including high alcohol intake, […]

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October 29, 2021 Cancer Care

Brain Tumour Awareness Week

How are foundations across the world raising awareness? Recognised worldwide, many countries are engaging in their activities to raise awareness. Here are a few examples of how some foundations are supporting brain tumour research. Brain Tumour Ireland Leading national charity Brain Tumour Ireland are […]

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October 8, 2021 Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

What is breast cancer? Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK. Most women diagnosed with breast cancer are over the age of 50, but younger women can also get breast cancer. About 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. There’s […]

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August 18, 2021 Cancer Care

What is a cancer care plan?

Being diagnosed with cancer can be tough on anyone so there is certainly no set way to plan. You will have lots of questions, so you may find it helpful to talk through them with someone from your healthcare team. Importance of a cancer […]

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February 3, 2021 Cancer Care

Caring for a loved one with Cancer

Caring for a person with cancer may seem complex and too much to cope with at first but with some advice and compassion, it is possible to make a life for you and your loved one that bit easier. Depending on the person’s needs, […]

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February 6, 2020 Cancer Care

Prostate Cancer – The most common cancer

‘We’re 10 years away from prostate cancer being the most commonly diagnosed cancer.’ Prostate Cancer UK Recent news on the latest figures shows that Prostate cancer is now the most common cancer, overtaking breast cancer for the first time. Nearly 8,000 more men have […]

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