I will resume this registry starting today, July 18, 2019. I stopped doing the registry in 2018 when Facebook kept on blocking me because my blogs on this topic contained pictures of “nudity” – picture of breast with nipple with a symbol of unnecessary breast operation.
I will resume this registry today minus the pictures that will be blocked by Facebook. I started this registry in June 23, 2012 and target was 50 patients.
I will pick up where I stopped in 2018. I will back-track again. Most likely, I have reached 50 patients whom I have saved from unnecessary breast operations.
The old files can be seen in the following link:
My criteria for inclusion in my registry consist of the following:
- Those patients who were previously advised to have a breast operation (one that is more than a needle evaluation and aspiration with or without biopsy) and after my evaluation, I decided it is not needed and the patient appreciated my recommendation.
- Those patients with BIRADS 4 who were supposed to be operated on by other surgeon but which later turned out to be BIRADS 3 on my repeated evaluation. Thus, no operations were done.
- Those patients in which in there is no dominant breast mass and no suspicion for malignancy on imaging procedures and for one reason or another another surgeon recommended operation. I just advised monitoring and check-up and no operation was done and needed.
Target: 50 patients
No. 42 – 2017 – C. Casimilo
No. 43 – 2017 – Rkoh
No. 44 – 2017 – A.Y.
No. 45 – 2018 – Bonita
No. 46 – 2019 – Javier
History of ROJoson’s Project: ROJoson’s Patients Saved from Unnecessary Breast Operations – June 23, 2012 (Start of Registry)
Posted on June 23, 2012
Today, June 23, 2012, I had a patient, Elizabeth_C, 40s, a sewer, whom I saved from an unnecessary breast operation. She had a macrocyst which I just aspirated. Prior to seeing me, she was advised by another physician to have a breast operation. No doubt, as a result of what I did, she was very thankful to me as I saved her from an unnecessary breast operation. I have experienced a lot of this kind of situation before, that is, patients advised to have breast operations but which to me are not necessary, either just a needle aspiration is needed or the patient just has a fibrocystic breast condition, which is considered normal.
Today, June 23, 2012, I start a project dubbed as “Patients Saved from Unnecessary Breast Operations.” I will make a registry of patients whom I have saved from unnecessary breast operations. The main inclusion criterion will be those patients who were previously advised to have a breast operation (one that is more than a needle evaluation and aspiration with or without biopsy) and after my evaluation, I decided it is not needed and the patient appreciated my recommendation. I will target a total of 50 patients in the registry. I can backtrack, meaning those patients that I have saved from unnecessary breast operations even before June 23, 2012 can be included in the registry. This will be another legacy that I will leave behind for my patients. The other one that I have started in December 2011 is the ROJoson’s Cancer Survivors in which I am also using “50″ as a target. As of December 11, 2012, I already have 50 survivors in the registry. I have reached my target. As of June 19, 2019, I already have 139 survivors in the registry. The ROJoson’s Cancer Survivors and the ROJoson’s Patients Saved from Unnecessary Breast Operations will be two of my end-points in which I can say I have lived a life that matters.