Breast Cancer Survivor Lucita Monson – 14 Years in Remission
Ms. Lucita Monson, now in her 70s, from Imus Cavite, came to me for her check-up today, July 21, 2011. I first saw her in 1997 soon after an operation done in the USA for her breast cancer. Total mastectomy and armpit dissection were done. Histopathology results showed multifocal carciinoma-in-situ with 3 foci of micro-invasion. The primary tumor size was 3 cm. Nodes were negative for spread of her breast cancer. There were NO additional treatment after her operation, just check-up. Ms. Monson stays most of the time in the USA. Every time that she is in the Philippines, she would visit me for a check-up. She is now 14 years in remission. We both thank God for the remission.