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Is Cancer Curable in the Elderly?

Cancer is one of the most common life threatening medical conditions seen across the globe. The elderly are comprise the highest risk group for most cancers and at times treatment options may be limited and the prognosis poorer due to their ae. The fact is that certain procedures like surgically removing a cancer or the […]

Radiation Tooth Decay in Elderly Cancer Patients

Tooth decay from radiation therapy, known as radiation caries, is a rampant form dental decay that may occur in individuals undergoing radiation therapy for cancer in the head and neck region. It is one of the many side effects associated with radiation therapy. The elderly who are at a greater risk of many different types […]

Bone Cancer in the Elderly

Bone cancers are malignancies that arise from the bone. Cancer of other organs like the breast, prostate or lungs can spread to bone but this type of secondary (metastatic) growth in the bone is not included among bone cancers. Certain type of blood cancer (leukemia, multiple myeloma) which affects the bone marrow are also not […]

Skin Cancer (Malignant Tumors) in the Elderly

Skin cancer is one of the major concerns of seniors with abnormal skin growths. A lifetime of sun exposure, often without the use of sunblocks in earlier life, is one of the main reasons for the development of this condition in the seniors years of life. Skin cancer is the abnormal growth of skin cells […]

Testicular Cancer (Malignant Tumor of the Testes)

Testicular cancer is one of the most common cancers in males. It is mainly seen in teens and in adults before the age of 40 years. However, it can occur in any age group and should be considered as a possible cause of testicular pain or lumps in senior men. Testicular cancer occurs in the […]

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