Breast Cancer Survivor Luzviminda Austria – 11 Years in Remission After a Subtotal Mastectomy
Ms. Luzviminda Austria was 42 years old when I first treated her. I did an excision of a fibroadenoma on her right breast. The fibroadenoma was located near the outer side of her right areola. Two years later, she developed another mass on her right breast, but this time it was in the area away from the site of the previous operation, on the upper inner quadrant of the breast. I did a subtotal (less than total, wide excision is another synonymous term) mastectomy. The histopathology result showed papillary carcinoma. She did NOT have any additional treatment after the operation, just monitoring and check-up. She came to me on August 11, 2011 for a check-up. There was no sign of recurrence. She is now 55 years old. She is 11 years in remission. A breast cancer survivor indeed. We both thank God for this long remission.
This is how a breast will appear after a subtotal mastectomy with the contour still intact.