Breast Cancer Survivor Carmelita Brillo – 19 Years in Remission

In 2011, I wrote and posted in my blog:

Breast Cancer Survivor Carmelita Brillo – 13 Years in Remission

Breast Cancer Survivor Carmelita Brillo – 13 Years in Remission

by Reynaldo O Joson on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 7:02pm

In 1998, Ms. Carmelita Brillo underwent a modified radical mastectomy for an invasive ductal carcinoma on one of her breasts in Manila Doctors Hospital.  After the operation, she received a full course of radiotherapy.  She did not receive chemotherapy.  Four years after, in 2002, she had a recurrence in her lung.  I treated her with Tamoxifen, after 10 months, the lung metastasis completely disappeared. She took Tamoxifen for 5 years.  She is now 13 years in remission as of this writing in September 22, 2011.  She is now 77 years old.  We both thank God for this long remission.  A word about her red polka-dot dress.  She has been wearing it for the past 10 years whenever she would come to me for a check-up.  She considers it a good-luck dress.

 

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Taken in 2011 September.


June 10, 2017 – she came for check-up.

She is now 19 years in remission.

Take note of her red polka-dot dress. She has been wearing it for the past 17 years whenever she would come to me for a check-up.  She considers it a good-luck dress.

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ROJ@17jun12

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