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DX after age 70

Hi, I'm LKO47

I’m newly diagnosed with IDC stage 1a at age 73, now recovering from lumpectomy and will be seeing radiation and medical oncologists soon. I’d like to hear from other older women who have made this journey. Looking for advice on questions to ask in my consult appointments and things to watch out for as I evaluate recommendations. I’m also widowed, living alone, very little in-person support due to COVID, so any help is appreciated!

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  • Fri Feb 5, 2021
Hi, I'm Betti

I was diagnosed at age 62 and am single. I was fortunate my imaging center had a nurse navigator who was young enough to be my daughter. She was with me for my biopsies, appointments with doctors, and was even invited by my surgeon to attend my surgery. She asked my team some questions I had forgotten to ask. With Covid guidelines I don’t know if that would have been possible but I was thankful she was there for me.

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  • Fri Feb 5, 2021

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