Apr 20, 2021 12:06PM 75nowarranty wrote:
I am 76 and recently had a lumpectomy. This week i consulted with a RO about RT and was told it was not recommended for me due to my age and low risk/ Luminal A status. She sited a 2020 recent well respected study. This is a NCI designated comprehensive cancer institute. I was relieved.
I will see a MO today and i want to know what my risks are if I refuse HT. The side effects are some of the same I already have due to old age and I do not want to duplicate them. I am active with no other health risks, and my quality of life is very important to me at this point in my life. My husband has A fib and is short o breath due to reduced lung function. These next 5 years will be our last opportunity to travel together, visiting family and on vacations. I will have to remain active to facilitate our travel. I want to be monitored with 6 month mammograms, continue healthy active lifestyle at least while my husband is still able to and have a moderately active life..
Have any of you with low risk BC have experience with no treatment after surgery?