At CA Care — for some days in a week it is just frustrating stories that we get to hear from patients. But let us assure you that NOT all days are cloudy and gloomy. If it is so, we would have closed CA Care long, long time ago. There is no reason for us to be around pretending to help patients by taking them for a ride!
Let us share with you what it is like on certain blessed day when the sun shines brightly.
On 1 March 2016, one gentleman came to our centre with a friend who had cancer. We were curious and asked this gentleman: How do you know us? Who asked you to come here?
- I brought my mother to see you four years ago! My mother had breast cancer.
- She is okay now, leading a normal healthy life.
- Follow-up blood test showed tumour makers were normal.
- She wakes up at 5.30 every morning to exercise.
- She is on good diet.
- It has been four years.
- She seriously takes care of herself very well.
What a blessed day and a great news. This is what CA Care is all about. To be able to teach and help patients to get well. But remember, you need to put in a lot of efforts to help yourself to get well. Good health does not come easy!
Her Medical History
SK was 67 years when she was diagnosed with breast cancer by doctors in Singapore.
The biopsy report on 16 December 2011: Core biopsy, right axillary node: Metastatic carcinoma.
The tumour cells are ER positive, PR negative and cerB2 positive.
A CT scan done on 19 December 2011 showed: a spiculated enhancing nodule in the soft tissue of the right breast measuring around 2.8 x 2.0 cm. In the right axilla there is a lymph node with a asymmetrical thickening, highly suspicious for tumour involvement. A subcentimetre hypodensity seen in the spleen is too small to characterise.
SK underwent a right mastectomy with axillary clearance. The report on 13 January 2012 showed:
- Invasive ductal carcinoma Grade 3.
- Invasive / whole tumour 25 mm.
- Lymphovascular invasion present.
- All margins clear.
- 2/8 axillary nodes positive with extranodal extension.
SK was asked to take oral chemo-drugs for 5 years. She refused. She was also asked to undergo radiotherapy. She also refused. She came to see us in early February 2012 and was started on our CA Care Therapy.
Just A Reminder!
SK was indeed blessed and ought to be grateful to be able to survive 4 years without having to undergo chemo or radiation — this is in spite of the fact that she had metastatic breast cancer. She cannot ask for more although we pray that she can continue to live for many, many more years to come. We are glad to know that she is taking care of her health and is serious in wanting to stay healthy.
Let me ask you to read what I wrote earlier in Understanding Cancer War and Cure.