At 82 and having breast cancer what are my odds of survival?

Good. Whatever your age, the odds of surviving breast cancer overall are good! the majority of women survive breast cancer. What matters more than your age is your type of breast cancer, and the stage at diagnosis. If you have stage i cancer, your odds of dying from breast cancer are very low. It's more likely you will die from something else. But please ask your doctor this question!
Please ask your doc. Am sorry to hear that but it depends what stage and type the breast cancer is and what your over health is, please call your doc as your doc should be able to give u odds based on all that information that your doc knows.

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