Is someone you know fighting Cancer? Want help from someone who truly understands what they are going through?



“You have cancer” are the most chilling words anyone can hear from their Doctor. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to make the journey that starts with those three words less scary? Is someone you know fighting Cancer? Want help from someone who truly understands what you are going through?
In this podcast, join us with Cancare, a great organization that brings together Cancer Survivor volunteers with those undergoing cancer treatment, matching volunteer cancer survivors with people who have the same type of cancer and treatment so the patient has someone to talk to that has literally walked in their shoes. Listen as we learn about this wonderful organization.
In this program, we learn about;
o About CanCare and what type of support is offered to those fighting cancer.
o Does CanCare work with only one type of cancer, or all types?
o Is there a cost to have a volunteer help you?
o How does someone get support from a CanCare volunteer?
o CanCare also visits patients in hospitals.
o How does CanCare help family members of patients?
o How can someone who wants to help others become a volunteer?
o How can a CanCare volunteer play an important role for someone fighting cancer?
Learn more at CanCare.org

Dr Marcus Aquino, Colorectal surgeon, shares his knowledge of our colorectal system and how to keep it working right!

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Dr Marcus Aquino, Colorectal surgeon, shares his knowledge of our colorectal system and how to keep it working right!

Dr Aquino shares news about a revolutionary new procedure that can cure incontinence that is paid for by Medicare!!!!!
Listen as we get to the bottom of what goes on in our digestive system and we learn about the whole colon and rectal system, what it does, how it works and why it can be such a pain in the butt with our special guest Dr Marcus Aquino, Colorectal Surgeon on The Senior Answer.
Learn more at www.coloproctologyassociates.com .

Some of topics we cover are;

o What is the colon and what does it do?
o What is the rectum and what does it do?
o We all see lots of advertising for over the counter ‘cleansing’ products. Are they needed? Are they safe?
o What, other than a pain, are hemorrhoids?
o What causes them and can they be prevented?
o What can be done about them if you have them?
o Can what someone thinks is blood from a hemorrhoid (that they are ignoring) be in fact a symptom of colorectal cancer?
o What is a ‘cancer’?
o What is colorectal cancer?
o How common is it?
o How serious can it be?
o Won’t I know if I have a problem without that colonoscopy thing in time to have it not be a problem?
o I have heard the term ‘metastasized’… what does that mean and why does it matter?
o What causes colorectal cancer?
o What are the symptoms of Colorectal Cancer?
o Does early detection make a difference?
o Colonoscopies are the ‘butt’ of so many jokes and stories of how bad they are? Is it really that awful to get one done?
o When should I get one?
o How often?

The dangers of untreated urological problems in seniors with Dr Barnes!

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Dr. Nathaniel Barnes talks about the Urological problems that affect as many as one in three older Americans and can range from uncomfortable or embarrassing to truly life threatening.

Dr. Barnes shares things to look for in your elderly loved ones that may be signs they need to seek medical help! Listen as Dr Barnes covers;

  • Urinary Tract Infections – Seniors have different symptoms and if left untreated they may be life threatening.
  • Urinary Incontinence / Bladder Control Problems
  • Female Pelvic Prolapse
  • Bladder cancer
  • Prostate cancer – The importance of early detection

Dr Barnes practices at the new Bay Area Regional Medical Center in Webster and you can find out more about them at www.barmc.us

Dr Marcus Aquino, Colorectal surgeon, shares his knowledge of the colorectal system and how to keep it working right!

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Continuing our educational journey through the digestive system,
we learn about the whole colon and rectal system, what it does, how it works and why it can be such a pain in the butt with our special guest Dr Marcus Aquino, Colorectal surgeon and owner of ColoProctology Associates in Seabrook. Learn more at www.coloproctologyassociates.com .

Frequent Heartburn? It may not be as harmless as your think!

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Is your husband still ignoring you when you tell him to get that frequent heartburn checked by a Doctor? Well duct tape him to a chair and make him listen to today’s show! That heartburn could be a symptom of a very serious yet easily treated condition! Today on The Senior Answer we spent a special hour with Dr. Jignesh Shah, Specialist in Internal Medicine & Gastroenterology with Gastroenterology Consultants talking about your digestive system and how those heartburn symptoms you or your loved one (or even your husband) have gotten ‘used to’ could be the symptoms of something much more serious!

For more information you can call (281) 481-9400 or go to www.gastroconsultants.com