• My 83 yr. old mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Is this common at her age? Anyone who can relate?

    Asked by popevee on Saturday, October 20, 2012

    My 83 yr. old mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Is this common at her age? Anyone who can relate?

    6 Answers from the Community

    6 answers
    • lynn1950's Avatar

      My mom was diagnosed with cancer 5 years ago at 79. It was caught early and she is fine.

      about 4 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      It becomes more common the older you get. Everyone will get cancer of some sort if they live long enough.

      about 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Not unusual, cancer can strike at any age. I agree with Nancy, the longer you live the more likely it will be to get some sort of cancer.

      about 4 years ago
    • popevee's Avatar

      Thanks ladies, i just posted some more information. Would appreciate more feedback.

      about 4 years ago
    • abrub's Avatar

      What you need to consider carefully is the type of treatment being recommended, and it's value towards quality of life.

      My mother was dx'd at ages 75 and 78, and had lumpectomies and radiation both times. Recently, at age 93, my mother showed more "shadows" on a ct scan for a kidney stone, possible return of BC. However, as she now has advanced dementia, we've chosen not to pursue it. It's not worth confusing her and putting her through treatment. She is not suffering, and is enjoying life to the best of her capabilities.

      about 4 years ago
    • LizC's Avatar

      My grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 days ago. She is 88. She had a visible mass that had grown and as beginning to change again, but she would not see a doctor about it. However this month she had a mild heart attack and had no choice. The er doctors of course noticed it.

      about 4 years ago

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