Due to an ophthalmic case, breast cancer is discovered in an older adult man

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At 70 years of age, Mr. Rafael Cordero was diagnosed with breast cancer and a 12-centimeter tumor in her right breast; Due to the timely intervention of personnel from the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), he receives chemotherapy and halfway through his treatment he will be evaluated for surgery to remove the tumor.

He reported that in April of this year, as part of the review for surgery on his left eye, the technician who performed an electrocardiogram detected an abnormality in his chest; He “asked me for authorization to listen to me and at this moment he told me: I can tell you that you have some problem in your right breast.”

Mr. Rafael told him that, About a year ago, he began to notice changes, a bulge in his chestbut since he exercised and participated in physical activity since he was young, he did not give importance to this situation, since it did not cause him any discomfort or symptoms.

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After my eye surgery I immediately put myself in the hands of my family doctor to request a diagnosis; This is how I arrived here at the Breast Clinic, where they performed mammography, ultrasound and biopsy studies on me,” she explained.

Upon arrival at the “Condesa” Breast Clinic of the IMSS, located south of Mexico City, the patient was integrated into the protocol called “single event”, that is, a medical appointment, evaluation and studies were granted on the same day. mammography, ultrasound and biopsy, according to the needs of each patient.

Subsequently, Mr. Rafael was referred to the Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital No. 4 “Dr. Luis Castelazo Ayala”; confirmatory and extension studies were carried out, the Oncological specialists decided to start treatment with eight chemotherapies in order to reduce the tumor to six centimeters or less and that the risk of surgical intervention is lower.

Don Rafael highlighted that the support of his family has been key at this time, since his 40-year-old daughter also suffers from breast cancer; She has already undergone surgery and continues undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Together they face the disease with the hope of getting ahead.

On the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, urged young men and adults to carry out self-examination on a daily basis and go to your Family Medicine Unit if you detect any alteration or anomaly in your chest.

He thanked the professionalism, sensitivity and training of the Social Security health personnel in the treatment he and his daughter receive.

Men and women are exposed, we must follow the same steps of cancer detection, just like those who took away the pain of going to the doctor and having all the studies done. Now that I had to live it and get on the other side of the table,” she emphasized.

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