Breast Cancer Survivor Beulah Arciga – 23 Years

Breast Cancer Survivor Beulah Arciga – 23 Years

by Reynaldo O Joson on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 6:50pm

Beulah Ariga, now 72 years old, was 50 years old in 1998 when I did a modified radical mastectomy (total mastectomy and axillary dissection) on her in Manila Doctors Hospital . HIstopathology showed intraductal carcinoma (5 cm) with negative nodes.  She received 8 cycles of chemotherapy after the operation (Cyclophosphamide and 5-Fluorouracil).  She has been in remission for 23 years until last month, when she had another breast cancer on her other breast.  A mastectomy was done.  Histopathology showed invasive ductal carcinoma with mucinous component.  We both thank God for the 23 years of remission and we hoped she will do well again after the second operation.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Breast Cancer Survivors. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s