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

July 18-19,2018

5th World Congress on Hospice and Palliative Care

Melbourne, Australia

Aging and Cancer Conference Speakers