My mom, age 83, has breast cancer. Turns out she found the lump almost 5 months before seeing a doctor (this is typical behavior for her).
She is adamant that she does not want chemo, but is willing to have a lumpectomy and radiation. My sisters and I support her decision against chemo, but my father lost it when she initially said that. I'm afraid he will pressure her to have chemo if they give her a bad prognosis after surgery.
Does anyone have experience with an elderly person getting chemo? Also, any experience with an elderly person and lumpectomy, mastectomy, and radiation?
My mother had an aunt who went through the mastectomy and radiation in her 80's and had a ROUGH time of it.