Macmillan Cancer Support says the care of older cancer patients is the "ticking time-bomb" for society. Chief executive Ciaran Devane said:
"These stark predictions should act as a warning to the NHS and social care providers of the problems ahead if older cancer patients are not offered the best treatment and support. We have a moral duty to give people the best chance of beating cancer, regardless of their age.
For cancer survival to improve, older people must be given the right treatment at the correct level of intensity, together with the practical support to enable them to take it up. The barriers to older people getting treatment must be tackled."
More top news
A year ago, Bako stood blindfolded in Manchester offering hugs to strangers - an act that captured in paintings now on show in the city.
The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a garden party in Buckingham Palace - their first public engagement as a married couple.
The Tottenham striker was confirmed as Three Lions skipper by manager Gareth Southgate during a team meeting at St George's Park on Monday.