ROJoson’s Patients Saved from Unnecessary Breast Operations

Since June 23, 2012, I have a project dubbed as “Patients Saved from Unnecessary Breast Operations.”  I have made 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.

The patients whom I have included in this registry are following:

  1. Patients with macrocysts who were advised operations but when I did a needle evaluation and aspiration, the breast masses completely disappear and did not need an operation.
  2. Patients with BI-RADS 4 reading (suspicious for malignancy) who were advised to have a breast operation and my clinical evaluation was a fibrocystic change and with monitoring and follow-up, the imaging results subsequently turned out to be BI-RADS 3 or 2 and patients did not need to undergo an operation after all.
  3. Patients with solid nodules on imaging procedures but no dominant mass on physical examination (palpation) and my clinical evaluation was a fibrocystic change and with monitoring and follow-up, there had been no appearance of dominant mass, my clinical diagnosis of fibrocystic change has been affirmed and patients did not need to undergo an operation after all.

Below is my updated registry of patients saved from unnecessary breast operations (as of May 28, 2016).

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History of ROJoson’s Project: 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 December 11, 2012, I already have 50 survivors in the registry.  I have reached my target.  As of April 2016, I already have 113 survivors in the registry. The ROJoson’s Cancer Survivors and the ROJoson’s Patients Saved from Unnecessary Breast Operations will be two of my end-points in which I can say I have lived a life that matters.

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