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Jan 29, 2013 03:42PM chasingdreams wrote:
glad I found this thread!!
My mom, age 76, has recently been dx with ILC...
She would be most comfortable with a BMX,
unfortunately per Surgeon she met with today, Medicare apparently will not cover removal of the 2nd breast!! :(
it was hinted at in a previous conversation with a local breast advocate that the local oncologist she was going to be seeing (she would be seeing this Onc post-op as she will be coming to LA,CA for Surgical tx and perhaps anything after as well), ok, so it was said- that the Onc is particularly good with "older patients" and doesn't just recommend chemo to them, he takes their "age" into consideration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*I loved everything I heard from this advocate- but this! She herself is awesome. I've heard the Onc is amazing and know many Ca pts (not breast) who speak highly of him.... First time I heard this.
Her local Surg today said she is in very good health! No heath problems (she is approx 40#overwt but not hugely obese), that she is a young 76! However, he did also mention that her age would come into consideration when chemo etc is discussed- if it is even needed. but that she would have the disc with her oncologist....
He THEN also said, he had done a BMX on an 87yo gal, who also had the Plastic Surgeon step in for immed breast reconstruction with implants etc!!! That woman is 98 now!
*remember all, age is but a number!
my MOM DX 1/24/2013 ILC 2.5cm stage? Gr 1, ER+++ PR+++ HER2- kI-67 low <10% Ecadherin Neg stain, 2/14/2013 BMX and Pathology report shows ILC stage IIB grade 2, 5.3cm, but also shows L/breast w/ DCIS, ALH, LCIS; & R/breast w/ ALH, LCISDx 1/24/2013, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIb, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 02/14/2013 Mastectomy (Left); Prophylactic Mastectomy (Right)Radiation Therapy 03/27/2013 External