Cancer and Medicare: A Chartbook

February 1, 2009

This Chartbook provides an overview of cancer among the elderly. It includes information on cancer incidence and deaths by age and type of cancer, including differences by race and ethnicity; use of recommended cancer screening services by people age 65 and older; and Medicare expenditures for cancer care in the aggregate and by type of service. Background information on the Medicare program is also included, highlighting provisions of particular relevance to cancer screening and treatment.