Breast Cancer Survivor Raymunda Crescencia – 34 Years in Remission
17dec15 – today, I received a message from Albert Crescencia informing me that his mother died on December 5, 2017 due to diabetic complications (not of breast cancer). For 34 years, Ms. Raymunda Crescencia was in remission from her breast cancer. She did not die from her breast cancer. It can be said that she was cured from her breast cancer. She did not receive any postoperative adjuvant treatment after her modified radical mastectomy because her breast cancer mass was small and there was no spread to the nodes in the axilla.
She died at age 72. She did not die a premature death. She has lived a full life. Albert sent me this latest picture of Raymunda and asked me to continue her story in my Cancer Survivor Registry in order to serve as an inspiration to other patients with breast cancer.
Eternal rest grant unto Raymunda, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
Post in July 24, 2013
Ms. Raymunda Crescencia, a public school teacher from Palawan, was 38 years old in June 13, 1983 when I did a modified radical mastectomy on right breast cancer in the Philippine General Hospital. She did not receive any postoperative adjuvant treatment. Today, July 23, 2013, she came to Manila to see me because of her leg skin problem. She is now a retired teacher at age 68 and 30 years in remission from her breast cancer. We both thank God for this very very long remission. A breast cancer survivor indeed. A patient cured of breast cancer.