Chemotherapy for the Elderly Articles

  • 9 Nutrition Tips During Cancer Treatment

    Eating is often difficult for a cancer-stricken senior. But the weakness and fatigue associated with not getting enough nutrients can give cancer the upper hand. Learn how to make sure your loved one is getting the food they need.

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  • Cancer Care Q and A: Post-Chemo Concerns

    Chemotherapy is a common form of cancer treatment, but the side-effects of chemo treatments can be very unpleasant. Here is some advice on what to expect and how to help a loved one cope with chemotherapy.

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  • 10 Worst Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

    When fighting cancer, many of the most effective treatments can be accompanied by debilitating side effects. Here's how caregivers can help.

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  • Chemotherapy: What is It and What Are The Side Effects?

    When cancer is the diagnosis, chemotherapy is often the recommended treatment, but the side effects can be severe.

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  • Anemia in Seniors: What to Look for and How to Treat It

    Fatigue, weakness and irritability are considered “normal” symptoms of aging, but these red flags may actually point to a serious underlying condition. Be aware of these signs and others that warrant a trip to the doctor and some blood work.

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  • A Dentist’s Take on Dentures

    Dentures can help seniors improve their confidence and quality of life. Use these expert tips to ensure dentures fit comfortably and learn how to properly care for a senior’s mouth after tooth loss.

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  • An Overview of Lung Cancer

    Lung cancer kills more people than any other form of cancer. Learn the risk factors, signs and symptoms of lung disease as well as the the types and stages of the disease.

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  • Breast Cancer: Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

    Get information about breast cancer symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and caring for someone who has breast cancer.

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  • An Overview of Cancer

    Cancer strikes people of all ages, but as people age, they are more likely to get cancer, even if no one in the family has had it. Learn about cancer, symptoms to look for, how cancer is diagnosed and what treatments are used.

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  • Future of Cancer Treatment Brightened by Melanoma Breakthroughs

    Two new research studies have uncovered two new ways of combatting metastatic melanoma. The discoveries point to the future effectiveness of personalizing cancer treatments by combining several different approaches to attacking the disease.

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  • Should Your Parent Risk an Anesthesia Disaster or Forego Surgery?

    Much has been debated regarding seniors and anesthesia. Here is how you can decide if your elderly parent should risk taking anesthesia for surgery.

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  • Treatments for Cancer

    The treatment plan for cancer in the elderly depends mainly on the type of cancer and the stage of the disease.

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  • The Common Myth Believed by People With Advanced Cancer

    People receiving treatment for serious cancers may harbor false hopes for a full recovery. Chemotherapy can give someone suffering from late-stage cancer a few more weeks or months of life, but the likelihood of a cure in the later stages of these diseases is very rare.

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