Items Tagged ‘adrenal glands’

May 15, 2019

From NF to Adrenals

By JJoe JJoe

I was to start off by saying that I began my care with UCLA for treatment for Neurofibromatosis (NF) Type 1. My doctor at UCLA ordered a MRI which also showed a tumor growth on my adrenal glands, and was referred to Dr. Livhits. My 24 hour urine test also came back with numbers that […]

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Tags: adrenal glands, blood pressure, Dr. Masha Livhits, Neurofibromatosis (NF) Type 1, patient stories, tumor growth, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Endocrinology


First double adrenal gland removal at UCLA

December 12, 2016

First double adrenal gland removal at UCLA

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I had breast cancer on one side, then it went to the other side, and a year later it spread to my pelvis,” says Heidi Chance, a 52-year-old breast cancer survivor who came to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center to have her adrenal glands removed because they were creating excess steroid hormones. “Even though the […]

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Tags: adrenal glands, adrenalectomy, bilateral retroperitoneal adrenalectomy, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, hormones, patient stories, retroperitoneal adrenalectomy, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, steroid