Monthly Archives: May 2017

Course of Breast Cancer Patients Who Died

Patient 1:  MDA 2016 49-year-old when first seen by me. She had undergone modified radical mastectomy, left, with deltopectoral flap at Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center 2011 (5 years before at age 44) for a 12-cm invasive ductal carcinoma.  Axillary … Continue reading

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Gallbladder Polyps Recommended for Operation – SAD

Today, I was sad when I saw a seafarer patient who came in for a 2nd opinion.  He was recommended to have a laparoscopic cholecystectomy.  Ultrasound showed polyps 4 to 6 mm in size with no gallbladder wall thickening and patient is … Continue reading

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Skin and Soft Tissue Infections: Classification and Severity

Skin and soft tissue infections can be classified into purulent and nonpurulent ones. Non-purulent ones are those without associated pus.  Purulent ones are those associated with pus. Picture of non-purulent skin and soft tissue infections: Cellulitis  Picture of purulent skin … Continue reading

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Medical Decision Making and Informed Consent – Breast

Below is an illustration of medical decision-making and informed consent on a breast medical condition. A 45-year-old female who had a history of macrocysts of the breast and which had been aspirated twice came for a check-up. On examination, there … Continue reading

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CT Scan Price List – Mediscan – 2017

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Breast Cancer Survivor Carol Valenzuela – 14 Years in Remission

Ms. Carol Valenzuela was 34 years old when I did a modified radical mastectomy on her breast cancer in September 14, 2002.  She received no additional treatment.  She is now 48 years old.  Most recently, she came to see me … Continue reading

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