Mom diagnosed today.
My dear 77 yo mom was diagnosed today with IDC, nuclear type 2, ER/PR positive, her2 equivocal for over expression. We are seeing the surgeon tomorrow for biopsy path followup, in person. The surgeon, who did the biopsy, has already said mom is not a surgical candidate first....I'm guessing that means other treatment prior to surgical options...or perhaps because of age?
I'm guessing they will need to pin down her2 status to finalize treatment options?
Grateful for the resources here...A lot to learn. Mom is quite hard of hearing and dad's short term memory is not good...so I'm the scribe. Wanting to control my eldest child need to control everything and follow mom's lead. Ironically I was a healthcare chaplain on an oncology unit for several years...its a whole new ballgame when its your own mom.
Sure be grateful for any thoughts about how to best come alongside and support mom...especially from adult kids or moms!