Cancer in pensioners 'to treble'

Researchers are warning that the number of pensioners with cancer will treble by 2040. A study funded by Macmillan Cancer Support shows in three decades' time, 4.1 million over-65s will be living with the disease, compared with 1.3 million in 2010.

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Number of pensioners with cancer 'to treble'

Researchers say the number of pensioners with cancer will treble by 2040. A study funded by Macmillan Cancer Support shows that in three decades' time:

  • 4.1 million over-65s will be living with the disease
  • That compares to 1.3 million in 2010
  • Nearly one in four older people will receive a cancer diagnosis in 2040

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