Tag: cancer

Growing Old and “The Big C” (Cancer) … What Should I Do?

One of the most feared diagnosis is “the Big C” – or cancer – for most seniors. We often hear of friends and relatives doing battle with this dreadful disease and it has a lot to do with ageing. Based on UK statistics, 36% of all cancers are diagnosed in people over 75 or older and 53% of all cancers are diagnosed in people between 50 and 74. Noting that cancer can strike at any age, it is a statistical fact that the incidence of cancer is highly correlated with ageing. For men, the top three cancers are prostate, lung and colorectal. For women, they are breast, lung and colorectal — with breast cancer being the most common by far at 30%. Age is a major risk factor but in reality, there is not much we can do about ageing (unless science discovers the proverbial “fountain of youth”).

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The “Not-So-Fun-Must-Do” Colonoscopy

We all take pictures and brag about the wonderful things we have done and places we have visited.  But this is one topic we all probably try to avoid.  If you are reading this, chances are you are over 50.   This may be worthwhile reading for those who have tried every persuading argument not to go have a colonoscopy.  Let me tell why you why you should not procrastinate further.

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