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Sandra Spoelstra is working to identify the factors that affect fall risk in elderly cancer survivors.

Fall Risk Increases with Age

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention 20% of the U.S. population is age 65 or older. At this same point, the National Cancer Institute states that there are 6 million cancer survivors. Understanding the relationship between falls, cancer and other fall risk factors is especially important as the risk of injury due to a fall increases with age.