My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 50, had radical surgery and cobalt treatment. She then had metastatic cancer to the bone and the brain, and survived for five years. But I also have a history of breast cancer. In my mother's family I have an aunt, she lived probably eight years after diagnosis. But then I have another aunt from the same side of the family that had double mastectomy and cobalt treatments, and she is still living and she's in her 80's.