A leading charity has warned cancer patients are being "written off" as being too old for treatment, saying assessments are ignoring fitness levels to judge on age alone.
Macmillan Cancer Support spoke out after finding more than 130,000 pensioners who have been diagnosed with cancer have gone on to live for at least a decade, including 8,000 patents over the age of 80.
The charity's chief executive, Ciaran Devane, said: "With a proper assessment and appropriate treatment, our research shows that many older cancer patients can live for a long time and can even be cured.
"The barriers to getting treatment - which include age discrimination and inadequate assessment methods - must be tackled now so more older people can survive cancer and live for many years."
More top news
Wigan's Will Grigg has spoken of his career-high moment after scoring the goal to knock Man City out of the FA Cup.
KFC expects disruption to some restaurants to continue for the rest of the week after chicken shortages across the country.
On Tuesday David Davis made the argument for both the EU and an independent UK to continue to oppose state subsidies of businesses.