Breast Cancer Survivor Myrna Dequiña – 23 Years in Remission

Breast Cancer Survivor Myrna Dequiña – 23 Years in Remission

Ms. Myrna Dequiña was 42 years old when she underwent a modified radical mastectomy in 1989.  The histopathology result showed invasive ductal carcinoma with one axillary node positive for metastasis.  She underwent 6 cycles of chemotherapy (cyclophospamide, methotrexate, and 5-fluorouracil)[CMF]. There were no other additional treatments and no screening tests for recurrence thereafter.  The surveillance was sign- and symptom-directed. She has been under my medical supervision since 1989.

I saw her today for check-up.  She is now 65 years old, 23 years in remission.  We both thank God for this long remission.

 

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