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Cancer and older people

Booklet
Published: 01 Mar 2018
Next review: 01 Sep 2020
Edition: 1
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This leaflet may be useful if you are an older person and have questions or concerns about cancer. It is aimed at people aged 70 and over, but people under the age of 70 might also find it useful.
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Published: 01 Mar 2018
Next review: 01 Sep 2020
Edition: 1
This leaflet may be useful if you are an older person and have questions or concerns about cancer. It is aimed at people aged 70 and over, but people under the age of 70 might also find it useful.

About this booklet

This leaflet is for older people who may have questions or concerns about cancer. It explains the different types of treatment and support available. It also has information about living with cancer and other conditions. It has been written with help from Age UK.

How we can help

Macmillan Cancer Support Line
The Macmillan Support Line offers confidential support to people living with cancer and their loved ones. If you need to talk, we'll listen.
Clinical Information Nurse Specialists
Our Cancer Information Nurse Specialists are dedicated cancer nurses available to talk to on our Macmillan Cancer Support Line. 
Financial guidance
Financial issues can cause worry when someone becomes ill. You may be able to claim benefits to help you in your situation. You may also be able to get financial assistance from other organisations.