Topic: Can we have a forum for "older" people with bc?

Forum: Older Than 60 Years Old With Breast Cancer — Meet other women who are similar in age and dealing with age-appropriate issues.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2009 06:29PM

Posted on: Feb 7, 2009 06:29PM

Northstar wrote:

I am an "older" woman with breast cancer (I was diagnosed at 65 and am now 66).  I notice that most of the posts seem to be from people younger than I am (often by quite a bit...).   I'd love to "talk" with others my age, exchange info about their diagnoses, effects on their lives, etc.   I see that there is a forum for young women.

Someone suggested that maybe it's that older people aren't so computer-savvy or aren't used to being in online discussion groups.   However, for those who are, it would be great. 

DX 8/15/08, ILC, 5.1 cm, Stage IIb, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-, Oncotype DX 11.
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Sep 8, 2012 06:51PM bonnets wrote:

Did you have a family history or genetic testing, that you elected for a double mastectomy? Thanks.

Bonnets Dx 8/30/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/14/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 10/22/2012 Breast
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Sep 8, 2012 07:06PM bonnets wrote:

Also wondering if BMX is chosen for pos. BRCA, will most ins. cover it?

Bonnets Dx 8/30/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/14/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 10/22/2012 Breast
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Sep 9, 2012 06:49AM chevyboy wrote:

I know you are talking to Carole, but I don't think MY Insurance would cover a double mastectomy, if you didn't need it....I mean if it were for preventive measures....  You'd have to check with your Insurance, if that's what your team recommends.

I have to call tonight, to see if I have to report for jury duty tomorrow!  Yell 

Don't walk ahead of me, I might not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not want to lead. Just walk beside me & be my friend. Dx 11/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+ Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Sep 9, 2012 10:35AM illinoislady wrote:

I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain,
not to shrink to a grain of sand.
- Og Mandino
Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 9, 2012 02:29PM wren44 wrote:

I think there's some sort of government requirement to pay to make the sides match, even if that means making them both flat. Insurance must cover a lot of bmx and recon because so many people have it. Definitely check with your company.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Sep 9, 2012 05:09PM bonnets wrote:

A double is what my Md. is recommending, if my BRACA is pos., that's why I'm wondering.

Bonnets Dx 8/30/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/14/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 10/22/2012 Breast
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Sep 10, 2012 12:49PM Kaara wrote:

Woke up this morning to the most beautiful weather...high 50's!  Fall has officially arrived in the mountains!  I have the A/C guy here now fixing my unit which I probably don't need to turn on...lol!  Also had a plumbing problem this morning so had to have someone out to fix that as well!  Ahhh home ownership...aint it grand..lol!

Kaara Dx 11/14/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 10, 2012 05:17PM bonnets wrote:

Good news, BRACA is NEG! Yay. Go in wed to schedule probable  lumpectomy, followed by rads.

Bonnets Dx 8/30/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/14/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 10/22/2012 Breast
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Sep 10, 2012 06:02PM chevyboy wrote:

Oh wow bonnets!  That's one less thing to worry about, right?     Let us know after Wednesday! 

Kaara, I know!  The mornings are really cool here too!   Gets hot during the day, but Wednesday we're supposed to get another cool-down!

Don't walk ahead of me, I might not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not want to lead. Just walk beside me & be my friend. Dx 11/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+ Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Sep 10, 2012 06:20PM illinoislady wrote:

This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
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Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-

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