Dr. Araceli Soria was 48 years old when I operated on her thyroid carcinoma in Manila Doctors Hospital in 1997. I did a total thyroidectomy with node dissection. The carcinoma was adherent to the trachea. The histopathology report showed papillary thyroid carcinoma. Postoperatively, she received radioactive iodine therapy and thyroid hormones. As of 2014, she has no clinical evidence or recurrence. She is now 65 years old, 17 years in remission. We both thank God for this long remission.
“…my wife is doing fine. She is happy if she can inspire others.” Dr. Juan Soria Jr.