Posts Tagged ‘ cancer treatment ’

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 DEFY ENERGY LOSS

Jun 10th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

If contributors to energy loss plague you seniors, it is time to seize the day and examine the reasons why.

Five years ago, and a little more, the sinister presence of cancer invaded my prostate. The resulting strategy of complete, hands on, removal has meant that there has been no evidence of cancer since then.

A side effect of that surgery, however, has been the loss of testosterone, the spark that gives men energy and motivation to living. These years later have indicated to me that the medical community has taken notice.

Commercials proliferate promoting a wide variety of testosterone



CANCER: 5 YEARS AND CLEAR

Nov 26th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

A visit to my Oncologist this week will reveal that cancer surgery for the removal of my prostate is successful with no indication of any return after five full years. That is good news. The down side is that there have been several side affects that have contributed to life’s not being quite the same. They are incontinence, sexual dysfunction, and loss of stamina.

Some would argue that that isn’t much of a trade off. And, indeed there are days I would agree. I am now nearing 74 and the limitations are unsettling and just that, limiting. The trade off is that I am alive. And that, of course, is a good thing. But, beware, those who have been diagnosed, there is no perfect cure or solution. There is a cost associated with choosing almost any treatment.



Cancer Treatment: Complementary and Alternative Medical Methodologies

May 2nd, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

A little-known center within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is beginning to get national attention.  The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine was established in October 1998; it’s parent organization was the Office of Alternative Medicine, established in October 1991. NCCAM is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on complementary and [...]