Posts Tagged ‘ cancer issues ’

Cancer Prevention Resources for Seniors

Mar 13th, 2015 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Senior Citizen Journal recently partnered with Public Health Corps to offer information about cancer prevention issues to our readers. Underlying this effort is the plan to provide reports on cancer research that our readers will find valuable and important in their lives.



Seniors: When Everything Else Becomes Unimportant

Nov 9th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The word itself strikes fear in all our hearts. It is referred to as the Big C. None of us, whoever we are, wants to go through any of the tests that determine whether it has struck us. None of us wants to hear that it has been found in the body of someone we hold dear. But come it does. And often. Too often. Just within the last month two very close, dear friends, one a family member have heard the news, received the report and the prognosis was not good. In that moment, everything else becomes unimportant.

Daily routines are altered. Agendas are changed. Anxiety is introduced. It is real and it is frightening, threatening and life changing. What can be done is evaluated. What must be done is discussed and deliberated. How it changes everything is realized. Now, to decide. Now, to adjust. Prevailing on strength and others becomes a little easier. One cannot fight this alone. One cannot defeat this by self will. One cannot overcome the fear and anxiety it produces without someone nearby to hold onto. Some turn to faith. Others find solace in friends and associates. Its okay. Strength is evidenced most in leaning on others at a