Breast Cancer Survivor Sylvia Ordoñez – 19 Years in Remission
Ms. Sylvia Ordoñez was 43 years old in 1992 when I operated on her2-cm breast cancer in Manila Doctors Hospital. I did a subtotal mastectomy and axillary (armpit) dissection. Histopathology showed ductal carcinoma with nodes negative for spread. After the operation, she received a course of radiotherapy. As of October, 2011, at age 62, she has no evidence of recurrence – 19 years in remission. We both thank God for this long remission.