Category Archives: Cancer Survivors

Soft Tissue Sarcoma Cancer Survivor Olivia Belen – 10 Years in Remission

Ms. Olivia Belen was 53 years old when she underwent excision of her left thigh mass by another surgeon in March 18, 2010.  A few months after the operation, there was recurrence. She then came to me. I did a … Continue reading

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Thyroid Cancer Survivor HC – 15 Years in Remission

Ms. HC, was 51 years old in December 16, 2005 when I did a subtotal thyroidectomy (total left thyroid lobectomy) in Manila Doctors Hospital. Histopathology showed follicular carcinoma. No additional postoperative therapy was done.  I saw her on the second … Continue reading

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Colon Cancer Survivor Lilibeth Reyes – 13 Years in Remission

Ms. Lilibeth Reyes was 49 years old when she was diagnosed to have sigmoid colon cancer.  I operated on her in Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center in July 2006.  Histopath showed adenocarcinoma with negative nodes.  Postoperatively, she did not receive … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Survivor FT – 10 Years in Remission

FT underwent modified radical mastectomy in January 2009.  She was 60 years old then.  She had tamoxifen for 5 years.  She is now 10 years in remission and enjoying her life.  She is now 70 years old.  She does not … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Survivor Alvaran – 12 Years in Remission

Ms. Alvaran underwent modified radical mastectomy in 2007 by another surgeon.  She came to me thereafter for opinion whether she needed chemotherapy which was being recommended by a medical oncologist.  I presented to her all the different options and pros … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Survivor Sharon Belveder – 11 Years in Remission

2018 May 2 Eleven years ago (2007), I operated on Sharon Belveder in Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center.  I did a partial mastectomy with axillary dissection.  The axillary lymph nodes were negative for metastasis.  She did not have any additional … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Survivor Maria Buella – 26 Years in Remission

Today, I was surprised to see a former patient of yesteryears.   She had not seen me for a long time.  She came all the way from Samar to have a check-up with me for her swollen leg. Then, Maria Buella, … Continue reading

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