Aging and Cancer

Aging is the single biggest risk factor for developing cancer. However, it also increases the risk of other diseases and injury and can affect a person’s well-being, independence, and feelings of self-worth all issues that need to be considered when cancer treatment decisions are being made, as well as during treatment. Older adults have a higher risk for cancer and other diseases that may affect cancer treatment, care, and recovery.

When making decisions about treatment, older adults and their doctors should consider their overall health and ability to keep up with daily activities; age alone should not determine treatment options. Disease and disability, which may interfere with cancer treatment and recovery, are more likely to occur in older adults.

  • Aging and Tumours
  • Aging and Cancer Screening
  • Aging and Cancer Prevention
  • Aging and Cancer Treatments

Related Conference of Aging and Cancer

September 4-5, 2017

7th International Conference on Geriatrics and Palliative Care

Edinburgh, Scotland
October 30 - 1 November, 2017

8th International Conference on Geriatric Medicine & Gerontological Nursing

San Antonio, Texas, USA

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