Hormone suppression in elderly breast cancer patients
I am 83 1/2 and am now recovering from 23 days of radiation following right breast wide resection lumpectomy with removal of a metastatic sentinel node and additional seven clear lymph nodes.. My diagnosis is metastatic lobular breast cancer stage 2a, estrogen receptive and no protein. I was told my prognosis is very good, 90% survival for ten years. I'm being advised to begin hormone suppression. I am very healthy, exercise and eat well and on no medications. I am acutely sensitive to many medications with allergies also. I can never take Effexor again as I had a life threatening response to a one very low dose. So I would like more information before I begin hormone suppression at my advanced age. Any information on specific statistics for hormone suppression benefit in the Old/Old would be appreciated. I can find no studies that have noted a specific % benefit likely because many elderly have underlying conditions and die of other causes as they approach 90.