TO THE CANADIAN NETWORK ON AGING AND CANCER. 

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. 

Canadian Geriatric Oncology Conference

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