The population is aging. By 2036, adults 65 years and older will make up 25% of Canada’s population. Older adults already make up the majority of patients diagnosed with cancer.
Population is aging – patients 65 and over will form 25% of population.
Currently, older adults make up 60% of all newly diagnosed cancers and 70% of all cancer deaths.
Patients age 65 and over are 11 x more likely to develop cancer than younger adults.