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Why do older people have a greater chance of getting cancer?

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Cells wear out & weaken, making them susceptible to cancer. Also, the longer you live the more exposure to carcinogens your body experiences.

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they dont there are so many young people i know being diagnosed with cancer.

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false. there is a greater number of elderly with cancer than there is young
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cancer develops when you are a child, but the symptoms don't start till later in your life

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mabye food they ate, or stuff they smoked, alot of things take time to cause cancer

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It's because the body system is weaker then younger people

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there bodies cant fight off the bad stuff as strongly.
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Foods, life styles and the wear and tear of years of necklacing of living.

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Overr Timee Your Immune System Weakens But If They Had Taken Risks To Get Cancer ( Smokiin , Drinkin , etc ) Nd The Risks Pile Up , that Leads To Cancer . cancer Can Develop At An Early Age Thoo .

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Most seniors work at places like SRS and got cancer from making nuclear bombs and nuclear waste. Plus, everyone has cancer cells, there just not active. When cancer cells are active they cause cancer tumor.

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It's really sad that they were walk and handling nuclear waste. My great grandpa,( who i live with) work there, and now has a spot on his lunge.
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cause they're old

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When people are old, they become weak and less defence. Plus when they become weak and defenceless, the body inside them also become weak and defenseless so then it is easy for them to get cancer than most youths

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The gland (Thymus) that is responsible for providing a great many immune system cells is very active in youth and at puberty begins to atrophy (deteriorate) and by old age is pretty much useless making older people more susceptible to numerous illnesses, not just cancer

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Younger people I know... has been diagnosed with cancer. So, it's not just older people.
People develop cancer when they are a child, so it's most likely that we have it in us, and when we get older, we will most likely experience a lot of the symptoms.
If you actually expose yourself to anything that will cause Cancer, you are at risk of getting Cancer.

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because they're old and weak. There body can't produce enough fighting-germ-stuff anymore.

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Toxicity builds up in the body, prolonged deficiency.
Few understand cancer, western medicines deceptions depictions are incorrect. Watch a world without cancer.

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old people get canser cus they have probloums in there blood

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cause their bodies aren't that strong.

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Think of it this way. If you are exposed to a carcinogen one time, it will only hurt your cells a little, but the more you are exposed to it, the more the damage builds up. Older people have more exposure.

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I've had cancer, and, I never smoked, barely drank! Research has shown that we have genes that are predisposed to cancer, especially if close relatives have had it. I suspect second hand smoke and all the plastics and synthetics we live with probably contribute as well as the atmosphere. More testing is done these days, but we need to test younger people for certain diseases. With more public awareness, more are getting treatment and "living!"

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Old people have less of a risk of getting Cancer. It is more of the younger children getting cancer than the elderly.

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kids get cancer my friend has it

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because their immune system is not strong enough

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they don't. a child is just as likley to develop it as an adult would. it has to do with if it runs in your family!

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its true my friend Rachel has cancer and her mom has it too!

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Research shows that by the time a woman finds a lump i her breast it has been growing for 9 yrs!...prob holds true for other cancers as well...but it has everything to do with your genetics and how strong your immune system is...Antioxidants are cancer eaters like lil pac man and keep cells strong ...so they dont let cancer penetrate...it has been proven...Antioxidant therapy (pure NON cooked organic fruits and vegetables and juicing them) search for ...The Gerson Therapy...on you tube and Food Matters...Learn the truth...Big Pharma does not want you to know because Cancer is BIG Business!!!!

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Because their muscles and body and getting weaker as they age.Younger people are not as weak as the elderly.

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because cancer attacks weaker the weaker cells in the body and at an older age the cells start to weaken and break down allowing the cancer easy access

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The immune system slows down and weakens and the ability to fight it off decreases

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it might have been they got sick and cancer decided to attack the cells when there weak. My grandpa had cancer and his doc didn't know he did so he had it for five freakin years.

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