Breast Cancer Survivor Lualhati Bermudez – 10 Years in Remission

Ms. Lualhati Bermudez underwent subtotal mastectomy for her left breast cancer (invasive ductal carcinoma) in Manila Doctors Hospital in 2003.  She was 59 years old then.  She did not receive any additional treatment after the operation.  She has regular monitoring and medical check-up consisting of a symptom-based surveillance program (just based on symptoms and physical examination by a breast specialist with no battery of diagnostic tests).  She is now 69 years old (as of May 2014) with no clinical evidence of recurrence.  We both thank God for a long 10 years of remission (going 11 years in December, 2014).

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