Ms. Letty Kuan – My School Nurse in Xavier School, My Colleague in UP Manila, and My Patient
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Thyroid Cancer Survivor Letty Kuan – 21 Years in Remission
Ms. Letty Kuan, is a nurse. She was my school nurse in Xavier School when I was grade V in this school, in 1960. We met again in University of the Philippines Manila when I was already a professor in the Department of Surgery, UP College of Medicine while she was a professor at the UP College of Nursing. In 1991, I operated on her thyroid papillary carcinoma in the Philippine General Hospital. I did a total thyroidectomy. Postoperatively, she received thyroid hormones. I saw her today in Manila Doctors Hospital while she was visiting one of my patients, CN. She is now 75 years old with no clinical evidence of recurrence – 21 years in remission. We both thank God for this long remission.