Respect to everyone who goes down the chemo route, but I am resisting it. The side effects and after effects sound grim. I am 70, I live contentedly alone and am very involved in a community choir and in community gardening.. My quality of life has improved in recent years and that is very important to me, but at the same time, old age is catching up on me - hearing, eyesight, neck and general mobility all reduced in recent years. Two years ago I had a breast lump removed and for various reasons I walked away from chemo and radiotherapy. Since then at the same location a couple of breast lumps appeared which I ignored for some time. Last week I had these removed, with some lymph nodes removed. I have had various scans which show no presence of secondaries. I am prepared to go for radiotherapy. I am not afraid of death, so at the moment I am focusing on developing a community support network so that I will not feel "stranded" if/when my health deteriorates. Is anyone else out there considering these issues?
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