Dial a Nurse has been in the community for over 40 years serving our friends and neighbors. As part of our commitment to support our community, we feel it is very important to share information related to various important causes, such as we have highlighted below this month. It is our hope that by sharing this valuable information, education and support we can improve the quality of life for as many families as we can.
PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men after skin cancer. When diagnosed at an early stage, it can usually be treated successfully. In fact, almost 100 percent of men diagnosed with prostate cancer today will be alive in five years.
In many cases, prostate cancer stays confined to the prostate and is so slow-growing that it may never pose a serious threat to your overall health. However, some cases of prostate cancer are aggressive and may quickly spread to other organs or bones. Your treatment decisions will depend largely on what kind of prostate cancer you have and how aggressive it is.
Staging is the process used to find out if the cancer has spread within the prostate or to other parts of the body, using biopsy and imaging. More detailed information on staging is available at the bottom of this page.
• Stage I: the cancer is small and only in the prostate
• Stage II: the cancer is larger and may be in both lobes of the prostate but is still confined to the prostate
• Stage III: the cancer has spread beyond the prostate to nearby lymph glands or seminal vesicles
• Stage IV: the cancer has spread to other organs such as the bone and is referred to as metastatic cancer.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Home Care Services in Fort Myers FL, call the caring staff at Dial-a-Nurse today. Naples: (239) 307-0033. Ft. Myers: (239) 307-0065.
In 1995 he became Administrator of Dial-a-Nurse nursing agency, the oldest nursing agency in the Southwest Florida succeeding his mother who started the company 37 years ago. He is also President of Nevco, Inc., an educational healthcare training company begun in 1988.
Mr. Wolfendale has worked with the U.S. Department of Commerce on various Missions to improve the quality of life around the world by development of supportive healthcare programs. In 2005 he traveled with U.S. officials and addressed the Italian National Government assisting in the creation of Nurse Education mandates for that Country. In 2006 he was invited and spoke with the National Institutes of Continuing Education in Eastern Europe on healthcare education and developmental mandates, and most recently represented the United States at the European Union in Lake Balaton, Hungary in 2011. In 2014 he traveled with the U.S. Department of State to Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam in an effort to improve caregiver knowledge and training.
Mr. Wolfendale has worked with a number of non-profits in contributing and creating curriculum to improve the quality of life in third-world countries since 2001, and notably created a successful program in Odessa, India that has been modeled in other areas of the world. In his backyard, he has worked with local Goodwill Industries to provide curriculum and training to underserved individuals who have obtained employment as a result of educational training. He was the Congressional appointment to the Governor's purple ribbon task force in 2013, and has worked to educate caregivers in all aspects of Alzheimer's training.