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Thank you for the link. I am post BC treatment but appreciate the information. I'm 76 and received treatment last year. I am in relatively good health and appreciate the fact that my oncology team did not consider my age as a deterent.
The surgeon is also the Exec Dir of a Breast Cancer Center which seems to give him some credibility. He does like to use percentages and told me that there is a 30% risk of cognitive decline. I haven’t been able to find an of his stats in my online searches. He did not give me any other reasons. I do not currently have any current cognitive issues. He seemed defensive when I asked questions and maybe was having a bad day (my second visit). He did say I could call him anytime.
I have Celiac disease and had a flare up of my liver ALT and AST and elevated Ferratin that have fallen back to normal and my Gastroenterologist last week attributed the rise and fall to a pharmacological reaction. The only short term med was a PPI for what was thought to be LPR.
I also have been treated for depression and anxiety in the past. Otherwise, fortunately, I have been healthy. Even my bone scan just came back as normal.
Another concern I had was that I was told there was no evidence of the cancer having spread to my lymph nodes based on what evidence I don’t know.
First appointment: “there is less than a 1% chance”
Second appointment: “there is less than a 3% chance”.
I will try and get more answers from the surgeon.
Thank you again for your response