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Cancer in the UK elderly to almost double by 2035

Friday 22nd June 2018

The number of elderly people developing cancer in the UK is expected to nearly double, hitting almost a quarter of a million a year by 2035, new cancer research has predicted.
 
A report from the charity Cancer Research UK has called on the health service to prepare for a large increase in the number of over 75s with cancer. It stated an expected a rise from some 130,000 elderly cancer patients a year to 234,000, in less than 20 years.
 
Almost half (46%) of...

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