Why are diseases like cancer more common in older people?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
As we age, our immune system weakens, making us even more vulnerable to disease. That's why diseases like cancer become more common as we age—they grow because we have decreased surveillance (and decreased protection) in our bodies.
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