I am probably older than most participants, being almost 72. I was diagnosed with breast cancer at my first mammogram in 1995. Had lumpectomy, radiotherapy, oral chemotherapy then 5 years Tamoxifen. 18 months ago (after 20 supposedly cancer-free years) was very poorly. Had pulmonary embolism and blocked bowel. Cause was secondary breast cancer in peritoneum. Had ileostomy. Have not heard of this happening to anyone else. Also multiple metastases in my bones. Had chemotherapy last year. Now on Anastrozole and denosumab injections, also Warfarin. My cancer is described as "stable" and I haven't any symptoms from my bones. So far my major organs are free. It is hard to believe that my life will be limited. The ileostomy is the worse thing and it does restrict me. Like everyone else I get frightened when I think of things but I suppose I am very lucky that I have lived so long after my first diagnosis. Has anyone else had the same sort of problems as me? Also, are there other members of a similar age?
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