COVID-19: Increased risk for cancer survivors over age 55?
I'm getting mixed messages on this topic.
I had Apocrine Breast Cancer - Grade 3 Stage 1 in my left breast in October 2015.
I underwent a lumpectomy along with lymph node removal (lymph nodes were precautionary & found negative).
I completed radiation, chemo and herceptin.
In October 2018, I was DCIS positive in my left breast and underwent a full mastectomy. No radiation or chemo this time.
I was almost finished reconstruction (still have nipple recon to do) when Covid-19 hit.
I also have a heart murmur and was put on a heart drug during herceptin treatment to maintain my heart rate at a proper level. I am no longer on the heart drug as my heart rate stabilized in the year after completing the Herceptin treatment.
Does this history of breast cancer and being over 55 yrs old place me in a higher risk category?