Items Tagged ‘biopsy’

March 28, 2019

A Caring Doctor – Dr. Angela Ruman

By Grateful rikavandam

Dr. Angela Ruman has been my doctor for many years, and is always helpful, responsive and kind. Recently, I had a mammogram that was suspicious and a biopsy was required. I tried to schedule the biopsy, but learned it would be almost three weeks before an appointment was available, probably because it was right around […]

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Tags: Angela Ruman MD, best doctor, biopsy, Doctors Day, mammogram, patient stories, UCLA Radiology


December 21, 2018

My Incredible UCLA Team

By Peanut mtsandoval64

Through Lifescreen, a nodule was found on the left side of my thyroid. They told me to take it to my doctor. When I saw her, she did an ultrasound, then nothing happened. 6 months later I had still had symptoms so another ultrasound was done. But I was told my symptoms were likely just […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, Dr. Maletkovich, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, lymph nodes, patient stories, surgery, thyroid, thyroid problems, UCLA Porter Ranch, ultrasound


Be Proactive

December 12, 2018

Be Proactive

By uclahealth uclahealth

“After my mother passed away from breast cancer that metastasized to her lungs, I started getting yearly mammograms,” says Donisha Faul, who began getting mammograms at 32 years old. “In January, I was doing a self-test and felt a lump, so I immediately went to my obstetrician, who referred me to UCLA Health for a biopsy. […]

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Tags: biopsy, chemotherapy, Dr. Amy Kusske, featured, mammograms, neoadjuvant therapy, obstetrician, radiation, self-breast exam, self-test, surgery, triple negative breast cancer


November 8, 2018

From Apprehensive to Appreciative

By Jenny binchen91733

The lump in my neck was first discovered when I was getting a facial. After bringing this up with my PCP, I got an Ultrasound and a biopsy done on this nodule, which came back for thyroid cancer. Hearing the word cancer shakes you, especially when my biopsy results predicted an almost 100% likelihood of […]

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Tags: Alhambra, biopsy, cancer, Community Cancer Care, Dr. Michael Yeh, lump, patient stories, primary care physician, scar, surgery, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrine Center


November 1, 2018

How I Overcame Fear

By Blue2 jmacquilkin

Around a year ago I was diagnosed on a biopsy that my thyroid nodule was suspicious for cancer. At the time, I was tired all the time and had puffiness along my throat. Due to these symptoms, I was referred to an endocrinologist. I got surgery around a month ago to have my entire thyroid […]

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Tags: anesthesia, biopsy, endocrinologist, endocrinology, patient stories, thyroid nodule, thyroid surgery surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center


Mammogram was Life-Saver

October 22, 2018

Mammogram was Life-Saver

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Waiting for my biopsy results was the longest 10 days,” says 44-year-old Brenda Palacios, who was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in March of 2017. “I had been getting yearly mammograms since I was 40, so they detected it on time. When I went to Dr. Deanna Attai’s office, she had a written breakdown, […]

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Tags: biopsy, breast cancer, cancer, chemo, chemotherapy, Dr. Deanna Attai, featured, HER2-positive cells, HER2+, lumpectomy, mammograms, mastectomy


October 3, 2018

Gratitude

By Auntie ezatrahmanian

I was having some neck problems so an ultrasound was done. A nodule was discovered on my thyroid. The doctor told me to wait and we would watch it. A biopsy was done and I was still told we could monitor it. I waited two years. But I came to UCLA and was told we […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, neck problems, nodule, patient stories, surgery, thyroid nodule, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology, ultrasound


September 8, 2018

Cancer Free

By Amster asimpsoninla

In July 2017, I had a sore throat as did my daughter. I took her to Urgent Care where they swabbed our throats to look for strep throat. The swabs were negative but the PA noticed an enlarged thyroid. She suggested that the next time I saw a doctor I have it checked out. It […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, enlarged thyroid, negative, patient stories, primary care physician, sore throat, speech therapist, strep throat, surgery


August 28, 2018

The Magic Russian Doctor

By The Brave Russian eliasdanucalov

I knew that I needed to get a procedure done to remove a large nodule in my neck about 5-6 years ago. I went to see an endocrinologist and had a biopsy done a couple of times that revealed that it was not cancerous. I talked to a naturalist doctor from my church who advised […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, biopsy, dermatologist, diabetes, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, endocrinology, heart problems, large nodule, pathology, patient stories, sleeping


August 25, 2018

Everything is Great Now

By Maria monica21jay

I started feeling discomfort in my neck and went to see my thyroid doctor. The doctor felt lumps and sent me for an ultrasound. Tumors were seen so I was sent for a biopsy. They told me I had thyroid cancer. I was referred to Dr. Livhits. I had surgery 6 weeks later. Everything is […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, patient stories, surgery, thyroid, thyroid cancer, tumors, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound