Literature

Living with Cancer

From Suddenly Senior Reader, The Bensonhurst Poet I wrote the following when I underwent radiation for Prostate Cancer 2 years ago. I think other seniors will appreciate my message. Living with Cancer Let’s face it, having cancer is never any fun It can be a nightmare for almost everyone Verily, it’s the fear of it…

Health & Medical

The Mammogram Culture

Could there be a better way to prevent breast cancer? In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) came out with a study that said that women do not need to get mammograms until they are 50 years old unless there is a history of breast cancer in the family. Today, a new study…

Health & Medical

Kaisers in Cancer Remission: What Next?

Let’s start with the good news: Both Carolyn’s and my cancers are now in remission! There is no bad news. For me, what began last October when doctors discovered a rare and deadly form of small-cell bladder cancer with a zero percent chance of remission — they gave me “perhaps a year” to live — ended this…

Health & Medical

Carolyn Writes About Another Journey with Cancer

If you’ve been with Suddenly Senior for a while, you know all about us, our illnesses, and our travels. Eight years ago, when Frank started Suddenly Senior, he promised to “tell the truth about what it’s like to get old, ear hairs, comb-overs, prostate operations and all.” Since then, you’ve read about my being fired…

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