But we haven't learned anything in 100 years. We were/are just as unprepared now as when the Spanish flu global pandemic struck back in 1918-19..
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I am triple positive and at 82 I had a mastectomy with clear margins and no nodes involved. I elected to do nothing further–no radiation, chemo or hormone therapy. My oncologist was not real happy when I decided against the hormone therapy but it was my decision. I have enough bone and joint pain without causing additional problems by medication that may or may not be a benefit. This was 1-1/2 years ago and I am happy with my decision. Except for one friend, everyone else is comfortable with my decision.
Have you read Driving Miss Norma? Miss Norma is a 90 year old woman who is diagnosed with ovarian cancer who goes RV traveling with her son and daughter-in-law rather than doing treatments. It is inspirational but also sad.
I am also a lobular breast cancer person and am triple +. I had a left mastectomy with clear margins and no nodes involved. Because of my age (82) I chose to skip radiation, chemo and all hormone treatments. I have arthritis and problems with my knees and one hand so I don’t want to aggravate those problems any more. Maybe if I were younger I would have chosen a different road but at my age I will do my living up front with whatever quality of life that is available.