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agingrobert (@agingrobert)

Chemotherapy doubts: Male breast cancer

Breast Cancer | Last Active: Nov 1, 2020 | Replies (17)

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Many thanks for your response. I'm on week 7 of Taxol and then begin the 8 weeks of AC, so it's the same treatment as yours but in reversed order. I'm 66 and do not have any BRCA genes associated with MBC. Nor do I have a family history of MBC. It came out of nowhere. My estrogen and progesterone receptors are positive, which I'm told is a good thing because after chemo I begin a 5 year prescription of hormone therapy which is designed to "starve" this particular cancer and hopefully keep it at bay. That being said I only have a 70 percent chance of surviving 5 years, so it's scary. We both have much to live for. I'm still very concerned about the long-term health risks associated with AC, so trying to learn more about it before I begin. Taxol has not been bad, so far. I learned much from a new friend, a cancer researcher in San Diego. Too much to type but if you ever want a conversation I'm open to share what I learned from him. Best of luck on your journey. I hope we are both on the right path. All the best, -Robert

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@agingrobert, I'd like to add my welcome and invite @mondayskipper @racing212 and @wolfbauer into this discussion to share their experiences with treatment for male breast cancer and the choices they made.

Robert, you're obviously someone who does their research. Have you discussed your thoughts about foregoing AC with your cancer researcher friend and your oncologist? I'd be interested to hear their thoughts about risks vs benefits.