Category Archives: Breast Cancer

Importance of Doing Monthly Breast Self-Examination

Monthly Reminder! Once you discover anything unusual, particularly a dominant mass, consult a breast specialist right away. The breast specialist will do a clinical breast examination and give you a diagnosis. He may order some diagnostic tests if needed. Don’t … Continue reading

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Course of Breast Cancer Patients Who Died

Patient 1:  MDA 2016 49-year-old when first seen by me. Underwent modified radical mastectomy, left, with deltopectoral flap om 2011 (5 years before at age 44) for a 12-cm invasive ductal carcinoma.  Axillary nodes – 2/46 positive.  Underwent postop chemotherapy … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Breast Cancer

Anatomy of a breast cancer after wide excision and on cut-section of specimen. Note: there will be varied appearances of breast cancers.  This is just one of them. ROJ@17mar2

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Pesticides and Breast Cancer: A Wake Up Call

Last year 2015, my classmate, Dr. Romeo Quijano, gave me this book. I agree it is a wake up call. Be aware. I particularly like these comments and recommendations: “Scientifically it is impossible to prove that a particular pesticide does … Continue reading

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Hemangiosarcoma of the Breast

Hemangiosarcoma of the breast is very rare.  It is a type of breast cancer. I encountered this in a 22-year-old female patient in 2015.  She had a dominant mass with ill-defined border.  I was initially thinking of a severe fibrocystic … Continue reading

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Cancers in Two Breasts and Still in Remission

It is possible for patients to have breast cancers in their two breasts and still survive and be in long-term remission. Today, I encountered two such patients. BA, 77-year-old female had a breast cancer in her left breast in 1988 (age … Continue reading

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DOH Breast Cancer Medicines Access Program at PGH

Below is the process for referring breast cancer patients to the DOH chemo program in PGH Breast Care Center: 1. Establish tissue diagnosis. Should only be the ff: invasive ductal carcinoma, medullary, invasive lobular, mucinous, tubular 2. Establish patient’s stage. … Continue reading

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