ROJoson’s Patients Saved from Unnecessary Breast Operations – July 28, 2012 (#2)

ROJoson’s Patients Saved from Unnecessary Breast Operations – July 28, 2012 (#2)

July 28, 2012, Ms. Joanna_M, a 43-year-old female came to see me for a second opinion.  Prior to seeing me, she was advised by another physician to have an immediate breast operation because of an ultrasound finding of a 1-cm “solid nodule” on her right breast.  My palpation revealed no dominant breast mass particularly on the area referred to by the ultrasonographer. Ms. M claimed there would be changes in the texture of her breasts during and after her menses.  My assessment, therefore, was that she had a fibrocystic breast changes and therefore, no operation was needed.  I advised her self-monitoring and monitoring and check-up by a breast specialist.

No doubt, as a result of what I did, she was very thankful to me as I saved her from an unnecessary breast operation.

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ROJoson’s Patients Saved from Unnecessary Breast Operations – June 23, 2012 (Start of Registry)

Posted on June 23, 2012

Today, June 23, 2012, I had a patient, Elizabeth_C, 40s, a sewer, whom I saved from an unnecessary breast operation.  She had a macrocyst which I just aspirated.   Prior to seeing me, she was advised by another physician to have a breast operation.   No doubt, as a result of what I did, she was very thankful to me as I saved her from an unnecessary breast operation.

I have experienced a lot of this kind of situation before, that is, patients advised to have breast operations but which to me are not necessary, either just a needle aspiration is needed or the patient just has a fibrocystic breast condition, which is considered normal.

Today, June 23, 2012, I start a project dubbed as “Patients Saved from Unnecessary Breast Operations.”  I will make a registry of patients whom I have saved from unnecessary breast operations.   The main inclusion criterion will be those patients who were previously advised to have a breast operation (one that is more than a needle evaluation and aspiration with or without biopsy) and after my evaluation, I decided it is not needed and the patient appreciated my recommendation.  I will target a total of 50 patients in the registry.  I can backtrack, meaning those patients that I have saved from unnecessary breast operations even before June 23, 2012 can be included in the registry.

This will be another legacy that I will leave behind for my patients.  The other one that I have started in December 2011 is the ROJoson’s Cancer Survivors in which I am also using “50″ as a target.   As of June 2, 2012, I already have 36 survivors in the registry, 14 to go.

The ROJoson’s Cancer Survivors and the ROJoson’s Patients Saved from Unnecessary Breast Operations will be one of my end-points in which I can say I have lived a life that matters.

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