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Mar 16, 2018 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

You sound almost exactly like me. At our age what life we have left is too precious to be feeling miserable for the last years with all kinds of treatments that may or may not help.

Nov 26, 2017 · Over 70 years old starting Chemo in Breast Cancer

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.

Aug 13, 2017 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

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.