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Future of Cancer Incidence in the United States: Burdens Upon an Aging, Changing Nation

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    • Growth of 65+ population between 2010 and 2030
      In 2010, seniors age 65 and older comprised 13% of the total U.S. population. That number will grow to 20% in 2030.  
    • From 2010 to 2030, the percentage of all cancers diagnosed in older adults will increase from 61% to 70%.  
    • A 67% increase in cancer incidence is anticipated for older adults, compared with an 11% increase for younger adults from 2010 to 2030.  
    • Cancer incidence is projected to increase by approximately 45% from 1.6 million in 2010 to 2.3 million in 2030.