Breast Cancer Survivor Beulah Arciga – 23 Years
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.