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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Not all lesions on the breast are breast diseases

There are a lot of medical conditions involving the breasts.  These can be generally categorized into primary breast diseases (such as breast cancer, fibroadenoma and breast abscess) or not primary breast diseases (such as mole and cancer on the 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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