The worries of an elderly woman

Recently, a woman I know who is well into her 80s confessed that she was worried about breast cancer and feeling she should have a mammogram – but wasn’t looking forward to that at all. I hope I helped her by explaining that a woman of her age should stop worrying about cancer – as any cancer that appeared at her age would be slow growing and so could be ignored. There was certainly no guarantee that treating it would extend her life in any way. And as for the mammogram, she should take note of what I have written in The Cancer Survivor’s Bible –

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Tamoxifen

I am in the process of updating my Cancer Survivor’s Bible in the hope that I can attract a mainstream publisher who has the distribution facility to get this book into bookshops. Currently the book is only available from on-line bookshops. The last time I updated my book I lost all my status and was unable to transfer testimonials – so went from page 1 on Amazon UK and Amazon USA to the further reaches for cyber-Siberia. Not a pleasant experience and even years later I have not managed to get back – so I won’t be updating this on-line book. However, I will post portions of my new version on the blog. Here is my updated discussion of Tamoxifen: Continue reading “Tamoxifen”