What is it about?
This study describes for the first time the cancer burden among adults aged 65 years or older in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Why is it important?
The population in Latin America and the Caribbean is ageing rapidly. This demographic phenomenon has led to an unprecedented rise in non-communicable diseases, including cancer. Because of the specific medical needs in older adults, this increase in number of older patients with cancer will challenge the healthcare system in the region but also have an impact on the families and society.
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This page is a summary of: Aging and the cancer burden in Latin America and the Caribbean: Time to act, Journal of Geriatric Oncology, September 2019, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jgo.2019.02.014.
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