Category Archives: Cancer

Quitting Smoking for Seniors: Is it too Late?

If your elderly loved one is an avid smoker and you are not then you have probably tried every way in the world to get them to quit. They may say that they cannot, that they are too old, or … Continue reading

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Common Myths and Misconceptions about Chemotherapy

As people age their risk of developing cancer increases dramatically. A cancer diagnosis comes with many different treatment options, but one of the most popular treatments is chemotherapy. Hearing that you or one of your loved ones must go through … Continue reading

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Most Common Types of Cancer Treatment

As you age, your risk for cancer increases. Fortunately though, cancer treatment has come a long way in the past couple decades and most people who are diagnosed go on to live long, happy lives. As cancer numbers continue to … Continue reading

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Caring For a Senior Undergoing Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy can be tough on anyone who has to undergo it, but it can be especially difficult for seniors because their bodies do not heal as fast. There are plenty of things that family caregivers can do to help their … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer and Senior Women

Breast cancer is the second most prevalent cancer in Canadian senior women next to non-melanoma skin cancer.  Men rarely get the cancer, but it is a concern for aging women, especially those who have family members that have been diagnosed … Continue reading

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Learning about Prostate Cancer

The leading diagnosis of cancer in men over the age of 60 is prostate cancer.  It affects about one-fourth of men diagnosed with some type of cancer, and can be a devastating diagnosis for seniors.  If you have a senior … Continue reading

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Skin Cancer in the Elderly

After a lifetime spent outdoors, seniors are more likely to develop some type of skin cancer.  As their skin loses its elasticity and becomes more fragile, any sun exposure can increase the risk.  It’s important if you have a senior … Continue reading

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Cancer in Seniors: A Growing Trend

The word cancer strikes fear into the person who hears it diagnosed either for them or their loved one.  According to Canada Statistics, over 160,000 cases of cancer were diagnosed in 2010 with majority of the new cases diagnosed in … Continue reading

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