Monthly Archives: April 2016

Non-diagnostic Needle Biopsy Reports

Whenever physician-clinicians get a needle biopsy report that says “non-diagnostic aspirate” from the pathologists, they usually feel bad thinking that they did not do the procedure properly.  “Non-diagnostic aspirate” usually results from bloody smear or no or very few cells … Continue reading

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Phyllodes Tumor of the Breast

A 39-year-old female with history of breast mass excision 4 months prior.  The histopathology report during this time was fibroadenoma.  A month postop, there was a recurrence of a mass on the same breast.  The mass was observed to be … Continue reading

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Phyllodes Tumor of the Breast

A 39-year-old female with history of breast mass excision 4 months prior.  The histopathology report during this time was fibroadenoma.  A month postop, there was a recurrence of a mass on the same breast.  The mass was observed to be … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Survivor MJ Angelias – 10 Years in Remission

MJ Angelias was 46 years old when I did a modified radical mastectomy on her breast cancer.  She received chemotherapy postoperatively.  She is now 10 years in remission.  We both thank God for this long remission.  

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Insights on Management of Thyroid Nodules – April 2, 2016

Today, I saw a female 52-year-old patient who came for her regular check-up on her thyroid concern. Two years ago, when I saw her for a second opinion, she was told to undergo a thyroidectomy by another surgeon.  I said … Continue reading

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ROJoson’s Notes on Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy is a treatment to destroy cancer cells with radiation. A beam of radiation is targeted on the cancer, which shrinks it. Radiotherapy is one of the common treatment modalities for cancer.  Radiotherapy can treat many different types of cancer. Radiotherapy … Continue reading

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