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Should I not have surgery because I am 89 years old? I have a lump in my breast, but have not been diagnosed.

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Learning About Breast Cancer about 8 years
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    Survivor since 2007
    As the patient.... you have an absolute right to choose whether you want surgery or not. On the other hand, there isn't a reason why you shouldn't have surgery, if that is what you want to do. Plenty of mature folks have surgery all the time for whatever needs to be corrected. Usually women have a choice to have a lumpectomy or a mastectomy. Who knows.... you could live to be 120!!!!! Take care, Sharon
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  • Elaine Mills Profile
    Stage 2B Patient
    A lot depends on your health. Some doctors will do all they can to keep an elderly person from undergoing anesthesia. My oncologist told me that if we live long enough, ALL of us women get breast cancer. Please see your gynocologist and see what they say!
    about 8 years Comment Flag

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