Thyroid Cancer Survivor Jean Bella Tipace – 24 Years in Remission
Ms. Jean Bella Tipace was 38 years old in 1988 when I operated on her multifocal papillary thyroid cancers in Manila Doctors Hospital. I did a near-total thyroidectomy. She has been on thyroid hormone replacement since after the operation. There has been no other treatment. We just did monitoring and sign-symptom-based surveillance. I saw her today, February 21, 2012. She has no clinical evidence of recurrence 24 years after her operation. We both thank God for this long remission.