Breast Cancer Survivor Edna Sheker – 20 Years in Remission
Ms. Edna Sheker is a breast cancer survivor. I operated on her in April, 1992 when she was 42 years old. She is now 62 years old. I did a total mastectomy and axillary (armpit) dissection. Histopathology results showed invasive ductal carcinoma, 4 cm in size, with armpit nodes positive for spread in 6 out of 15. She underwent chemotherapy (first line – cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, and 5-fluorouracil for 8 months). Her estrogen receptor assay was positive. She did not receive tamoxifen or any hormonal treatment. She is now 20 years in remission. We both thank God for this remission.