ElderCarelink Blog

Choices for older men with prostate cancer

by Dorian Martin
May 29th, 2013 at 10:00 am

Dad broke the news to me gently several years ago. “I’ve got prostate cancer,” he said. “But the doctor assures me that the type of cancer I have is one you live with, not one you die from.” While that reassured me a bit, I definitely wanted to learn more about this type of cancer.

I discovered that prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that 238,590 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in 2013 while 29,720 men could die from this type of cancer this year.

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Cancer Treatment Has Come a Long Way

by Isabel Fawcett, SPHR
October 8th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

There was a time in my youth that c-c-c-cancer was either nameless, or, dubbed “the Big C,” by some folks in my mother’s generation. Back then, the myths of cancer were larger than life. The Old World view of “the Big C,” was that once diagnosed, any form of cancer amounted to a certain death sentence. The death sentence included prolonged physical, emotional, and psychological suffering for the cancer patient. That was then.

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