Breast Cancer Survivor Jovita Talens – 14 Years in Remission from First Mastectomy and 4 Years from Second Mastectomy
Ms. Jovita Talens, a nurse, was 61 years old in 1998 when I did a modified radical mastectomy on her right breast cancer. The size of the cancer was 3 cm in its greatest diameter. Axillary nodes were negative on histopathology. There were no additional treatment after the operation. In 2008, ten years after the first mastectomy, another breast cancer appeared, this time on her left breast. The size of the new cancer was one centimeter in its greatest diameter. Another modified radical mastectomy was done. Axillary nodes were negative on histopathology. No additional treatment was given, just monitoring and check-up. Ms. Talens, now 75 years old, came for check-up today (February 16, 2012) and my findings showed no clinical evidence of recurrence. She is now 14 years in remission from her first mastectomy and 4 years in remission from her second mastectomy. We both thank God for this long remission.