Treatment for mucinous breast cancer

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Hello. I am 72, healthy and active hiker, and I was diagnosed with mucinous breast cancer about a month ago. It’s a rare type of BC, typically affecting 2% of women in their 60’s and up who are post menopausal. I had a lumpectomy and sentinel lympth node biopsy on Tuesday and awaiting the path results. There are not many studies done with this type of cancer, so treatment options have tended to follow the course of more typical breast cancers. But due to my age, and the esrly stage, I’m considering forgoing radiation and anti estrogen therapy. Has anyone been in a similar situation? 

  • Hi and a very warm welcome to the online community

    I'm sorry to read that you've recently been diagnose with a rare form of breast cancer.

    As the online community is divided up into different support groups I'm going to recommend that you join the breast cancer group which will give you the chance to talk directly with others who have this type of cancer, to ask questions, share experiences and get support.

    To join just click on the link I've created and then choose 'click to join' or 'join' (depending on the device you're using) on the page that opens. You can then introduce yourself and post in the same way as you did here and join in with existing conversations by clicking on 'reply'. 

    It would be great if you could pop something about your diagnosis and treatment so far into your profile as it really helps others when replying to you and also when looking for someone on a similar pathway. It also means that you don't have to keep repeating yourself. To do this click on your username and then select 'Profile'. You can amend it at any time and if you're not sure what to write you can take a look at mine by clicking on my username.

    If you have any difficulty navigating the community just drop me a reply and I'll be pleased to help


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