Breast Cancer Survival w/ Thyroid Tumors & Chest Wall Lesions
54 year-old woman – Oriental Medicine Cancer Center, (now IIOI)
She was initially diagnosed with left breast ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in 2003, S/P of left lumpectomy followed by Radiation Therapy to her left breast, and then tamoxifen for just over a year, and stopped due to symptoms. On October 28, 2008, on her routine mammogram and found that a new cluster of micro-calcifications in her upper quadrant of right breast. She then underwent multiple lumpectomies due to positive margins, finally she underwent right total mastectomy and right axillary sentinel lymph node biopsy on February 18, 2009. Pathology report showed, Residual DCIS, solid and cribriform types, intermediate grade, and all lymph nodes were negative of malignancy.
Due to multiple surgeries at such a short period, patient developed multiple itching rashes on her right chest wall. Her symptoms were relieved by topic cream, however those lesions periodically reoccurred.
A few years later, she then experienced foreign sensation while she swallowing food or saliva, and felt a lump on her neck for a month. On July 24, 2012, patient underwent thyroid and parathyroid ultrasound, confirmed there are mixed solid and cystic nodule within the mid right lobe of the thyroid, measuring 1.2 cm x1.0cm x1.0 cm. Another solid nodule located within the lower pole of the right lobe of the thyroid, measuring 0.9cm x0.6cm x 0.8cm. She was offered endocrinology consult for possible surgery.
On July 28, 2012, Patient came to my clinic-Oriental Medicine Cancer Center for consult, and asked for treatment to avoid the surgery. In addition to above described symptoms, patient has a long history of allergy to dust, temperature changing causing her nose blockage, lack of concentration and some degree of memory problems.
Physical Exam: Noticed patient sounded nose blockaded, lower right neck deeper solid nodules palpable without tenderness, but uncomfortable. Her left breast surgical scar seen, healing well, right post mastectomy chest wall, clearly visible of multiple lesions. I started treat her with personalized medicine, within a short period, patient’s symptoms improved. I modified the treatments on each follow up visit.
Seven months later, patient symptoms are gone, thyroid tumors and her chest wall lesions all disappeared. Patient reported NO side effects during the treatment and the personalized medicine is affordable. Patient is doing very well, only needs periodically follow up visit.
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