Monthly Archives: August 2018

Principles in the Management of Thyroid Nodules with Focus on Levothyroxine Suppressive Therapy

If malignant, surgery is the treatment of choice. If benign, trial of levothyroxine suppressive therapy is preferred unless the nodules are huge (Grade III). Levothyroxine suppressive therapy – gradual increase; may go as high as 300mcg per day; monitor TSH … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Survivor Belen Villa – 10 Years in Remission

Ms. Belen Villa was 78 years old when I did a modified radical mastectomy on her breast cancer in 2008.  The histopathology report showed invasive ductal carcinoma.  Nodes were negative. She underwent additional treatment in the form of Tamoxifen for … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Survivor ArleneAy – 11 Years in Remission

Ms. ArleneAy was 44 years old when I did a modified radical mastectomy on her breast cancer in 2007.  The histopathology report showed invasive ductal carcinoma.  She underwent additional treatment in the form of chemotherapy and 5 years of tamoxifen. … Continue reading

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