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.
2/18/2021, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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