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Forum: Older Than 60 Years Old With Breast Cancer —

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Posted on: Mar 4, 2021 08:29PM

75nowarranty wrote:

I am new to this forum and am overwhelmed with what all I have read. I am 76 and was recently diagnosed with early stage IDC HE +, HP +, Her2 - awaiting surgery (lumpX or MX TBD) 9 mos ago I was diagnosed with endometrial ca, followed by hysteretomy - grade 1 stage 1A. No treatment, just follow up by the GO - I was so fortunate. to have picked it up early. Last month my routine mammogram with follow up 3D and ultra sound picked up a 7mm non palatable mass, biopsy followed. 11 years ago I had a stage 0 melanoma. No cancer in family, grandmothers lived to mid 90s and >100, mother died of a stroke at 69 so don't know about her. No blood aunts or sisters. My BS insisted on genetic testing and genomic testing on biopsy tissue, so am waiting on those results too. The MX or LumpX will depend on those results.

I have an appt with a MO for 3 weeks after surgery. I am thinking I should get MO input before talking with the RO.

i have taken a crash course in BC and genetic/genomic testing with online reading. I am shocked at the aggressive treatment recommendations for early stage BC but it appears that BC is much more aggressive than Uterine Cancer. Needless to say I am in shock about this. i really don't want radiation or Hormone therapy because of side effects and my CA history, but after reading on this forum, there are many with IDS stage IA and all had RT and HT - even those my age and older.

Do any of you know of someone with 2 or 3 cancers after 65. i think my warranty ran out at 75. Also with all this stress, i am drinking a glass of wine every night - think I must be feeding the tumor - full of guilt there.

PS: a suggestion, there should be an acronym glossery for newbies.

Dx 2/18/2021, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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Mar 4, 2021 09:36PM MinusTwo wrote:

There is a glossery. I'll come back & post a link in a minute.

At 77, I have you beat. Our bodies are just not 25 anymore (LOL). But drink your glass of wine, I believe in MODERATION in all things. One glass of wine won't kill or cure you.

My only suggestion would be to talk to the MO before surgery. It's not really required, but I was more comfortable having an MO on board working with the BS and recommending the RO. Hang in there. It does get easier once you have a plan.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Mar 4, 2021 09:38PM MinusTwo wrote:

As promised. The glossary is # topic 8. Sorry you have to be here, but welcome.

https://community.breastcancer.org/forum/131


2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Mar 4, 2021 10:10PM 75nowarranty wrote:

thank you. especially for the glossary, I will need the help in reading your diagnosis. I don't think it will be possible to talk with the MO before surgery. These appts take over a month to schedule. However, I will not go for the MX without discussing with the MO, even though it will delay the surgery for maybe 6 weeks. That is another surprise, all these appts take awhile to get. I am going to a large top 20 cancer center and they are heavily booked. My dance with endometrial cancer was entirely different. No MO, BS, RO, RN Navigator, just the gyn occ who does the surgery and follow up and the PA.


Dx 2/18/2021, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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Mar 5, 2021 12:05AM LW422 wrote:

Hello 75andnowarranty. I'm getting close to 70 and was diagnosed in January, so I'm still reeling with "what the hell happened to my life". I can't really comment on multiple cancers but I wanted to say that after the initial anxiety-fest, things do settle down.

I agree with MinusTwo; I'd want to meet the entire "team" before treatment to find out how things will go. My best wishes to you.

Dx 1/20/2021, IDC/IBC, Right, <1cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 0/32 nodes, ER-/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/8/2021 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 8/23/2021 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 10/4/2021
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Mar 5, 2021 01:13AM Moderators wrote:

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Mar 15, 2021 02:49AM ThreeC wrote:

Hi, 75nowarranty. I’m over the hill and consider myself a tumor magnet. Two types of skin cancer, Thyroid cancer, Breast cancer of course, and a tumor on my adrenal gland. My warranty was fraudulent. Add to that a stroke as a child and you have a mess. I have to say no two cancers are anything alike. I read everything I can get my hands on, try to figure out what treatments are best with my situation and just try to keep going as each day allows. Drink a sip or two of that wine for me. My MO says no alcohol with my meds. So, please tell me you enjoyed a glass or two.

Dx 4/11/2017, DCIS, Left, 3cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, ER+/PR+ Dx 5/23/2017, DCIS, Left, 5cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, ER+/PR+ Radiation Therapy 7/20/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 9/13/2017 Femara (letrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Mar 15, 2021 04:12AM AliceBastable wrote:

Hi 75nowarranty, another crap magnet here. I've had endometrial, breast, and kidney cancers, plus multiple basal cell low-grade skin cancers. My mom and a paternal aunt had breast cancer, my dad had kidney cancer, my maternal grandmother had uterine cancer, and several of them had basal and squamous cell skin cancers. I had genetic testing done and zip, nada, nothing. Even with family members with cancer, there usually isn't a genetic connection. Maybe someday some scientist will find that missing gene, but so far it's eluding them. Good luck with your latest medical adventure. BTW, I had no side effects from radiation. I stopped Tamoxifen but not because of side effects; I was tolerating it fairly well.

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Boring. Hope it stays that way. Dx 5/2018, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/7/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/28/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes

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