Items Tagged ‘benign’

July 6, 2018

I Survived

By Stephy Stephy

About 5 or 6 years ago I found a nodule on my neck. I wasn’t sure if it was abnormal but since I had no insurance I waited several years before I had a checkup. When I finally did, the biopsy was benign.No one told me to followup so I didn’t. But one of my […]

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Tags: benign, biopsy, cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, ENT, nodule, papillary carcinoma, patient stories, radiation therapy, thyroid, total thyroidectomy


June 13, 2018

Hyperthyroidism

By S S

My story is that I was diagnosed with Primary Hyperthyroidism by my primary care doctor and the VA. I read up on the disease, and became familiar with it. Meanwhile, My blood calcium levels were increasing, and my vitamin D level was decreasing. I was heading for trouble. I decided to research it, and came […]

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Tags: benign, blood calcium levels, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, parathyroid tumors, patient stories, primary care doctor, Primary Hyperthyroidism, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center, vitamin D


January 13, 2018

Surprise Diagnosis

By DrewR DrewR

My GP felt my neck at a routine physical and thought it felt a little thick. I had a biopsy done and the results were benign. However, I had to have the left thyroid removed because it was so enlarged. After the surgery they found thyroid cancer in a lymph node. Dr. Livhits called me […]

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Tags: benign, biopsy, cancer, Dr. Masha Livhitz, enlarged thyroid, lymph node, patient stories, surgery, thyroid, thyroid cancer


October 1, 2017

My wonderful thyroid experience

By Happy Happy

I had known Dr. Yeh as he did parathyroid surgery on my granddaughter when she was 5 months pregnant. I believe he saved both lives. My endocrinologist in Bakersfield did an ultrasound that found a tumor of 4.3 cm (it went up to 6 cm.) He suggested I come to UCLA for surgery. He mentioned […]

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Tags: benign, difficulty sleeping, Dr. Michael Yeh, drooling, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, fibromyalgia, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, pre-cancer, surgery, swallowing


September 8, 2017

Get it out and be done with it!

By Syd Syd

I had an endocrinologist that I liked that was monitoring my hyperthyroidism but she moved away. I had new nodules but every 6 months there were more. Dr. Livhits had seen me and said no need for surgery at that time but when the risk increased to the 40% level we decided to proceed. Also […]

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Tags: benign, constant biopsies, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, endocrinology, hyperthyroidism, incisional pain, new nodules, no surgery, pain medicine, pathology report, patient stories


July 27, 2017

Pushing Through It

By saremihaniyeh saremihaniyeh

I got my ears pierced on March 20. 2 days later, I was with the school nurse to have her help me clean the wounds. I felt dizzy and nauseous and the next thing I knew I was on the floor. I felt like I was asleep and I heard someone calling my name. I […]

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Tags: adrenal surgery, benign, calcium level, cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, ER, fainting, genetic testing, heart rate racing


June 15, 2017

What I learned in the plastic room

By mjf mjf

I was seeing my regular doctor, Jan Miyakawa M.D., for other reasons when she noticed a thyroid nodule. She has been my doctor for over 30 years and she is amazing. Because of regular check ups and a good relationship, she was able to notice this right away, She said they are usually benign but […]

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Tags: benign, biopsy, cancer, cancer in lymph nodes, Dr. Janice Miyakawa, Dr. Micheal Yeh, Dr. Stephanie Smooke Praw, Geiger counter, low iodine diet, lymph nodes, nuclear medicine, papillary thyroid cancer