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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.
Learn about coping with your concerns and planning for treatment and recovery as an older adult with cancer.
Learn about some of the choices older adults have to make during cancer treatment.
Learn how to best manage other health conditions in addition to cancer.
Find additional resources for older adults with cancer and their caregivers.