Seniors with cancer
The single greatest risk factor for cancer is aging. Our population is living longer and cancer is a disease that occurs more frequently as we age. More than 60% of new cancers are diagnosed in individuals 65 years or older.
Feeling stressed or overwhelmed by a new cancer diagnosis or a recurrence is fairly normal for patients and caregivers, having to navigate the treatment process can often add to these feelings.
Below are some resources that might help seniors and their caregivers who are facing cancer.
- Aging and Cancer by Cancer.net
- Cancer and The Elderly by National Cancer Institute
- Sacramento Area Community Resources for Older Adults
- Eldercare Services Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families. 1-800-677-1116
- Sacramento County Senior Resource Directory by CancerCare
- Caring for the Patient with Cancer at Home by American Cancer Society
- Living Through Cancer by American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)