Cancers in Two Breasts and Still in Remission

It is possible for patients to have breast cancers in their two breasts and still survive and be in long-term remission.

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Today, I encountered two such patients.

BA, 77-year-old female had a breast cancer in her left breast in 1988 (age 49).  She underwent total mastectomy and axillary dissection or what is commonly known as modified radical mastectomy.  She received postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy.    In 2011 (age 72), 23 years after the first operation, she developed a breast cancer on her right breast.  A subcutaneous mastectomy was done.  Postoperatively, she received tamoxifen up to now.   BA is now 28 years in remission from her first breast cancer and 5 years from her second breast cancer.

JT, 80-year-old female had a breast cancer in her right breast in 1988 (age 62).  She underwent modified radical mastectomy.  In 2008 (age 72), 10 years after the first operation, she developed another breast cancer, this time on the other side.  Another modified radical mastectomy was done.  There was no postoperative treatment done. Self-monitoring and check-up were being done.    JT is now 18 years in remission from her first breast cancer and 8 years from her second breast cancer.

It is possible for patients to have breast cancer in their two breasts and still survive and be in long-term remission.

ROJ@16oct6

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