Mucinous carcinoma in an octogenarian: Treatment and managem
Age is a risk factor for breast cancer in females, and over 60% of female breast cancer deaths occur in those aged 65 and older. As the population continues to age, it is expected that there will be a commensurate increase in the number of women diagnosed with breast cancer, making understanding of effective treatment and management of breast cancer in the elderly essential.

An 80-year-old female was detected on routine clinical breast exam by her primary care physician. Mucinous carcinoma of the breast is a type of rare invasive neoplasm that generally carries an excellent prognosis. Following an ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy, a right breast needle localized segmental mastectomy was performed and the patient has prescribed an aromatase inhibitor for the hormone-receptor-positive tumor. After a follow-up of 8 years, the patient remains free of recurrence or metastasis and vibrantly living meaningful daily life.