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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