For Older Adults

More than 60% of cancers in the United States occur in people age 65 and older. Often older adults and their families have different needs than younger adults and children. However, when it comes to older adults with cancer, age is truly just a number. Each person has a different level of health and independence and a different expectation of treatment. As a result, a person’s age should not be the only factor considered when determining options for cancer care.

Aging and Cancer

This article helps older adults learn about treatment options, consider possible emotional and lifestyle changes that accompany a diagnosis, and find ways to cope with financial concerns. 


Find additional resources for older adults with cancer and their caregivers.