I was 58 when diagnosed, that was 7 years ago, and I'm doing great. What type of BC do you have? I had estrogen positive, but also had 4 positive lymph nodes. At that time, the surgeon took "all" the nodes, so I have to be very careful for lymphedema in that arm.
I, thankfully, was able to have a lumpectomy. I had 2 different chemo 'cocktails', then radiation. My surgery was first, but it's common to have chemo first if the tumor is large.
HUGS, and many PRAYERS. Come back and let us know how you are doing!