Items Tagged ‘biopsy’

August 19, 2018

Blessed Patient

By Blessed Patient Blessed Patient

I went to my OB and when she checked my neck, she felt a lump/swelling there. She did an ultrasound and discovered a large mass on my thyroid. I then got a biopsy done but it was inconclusive for atypicals. I got a second opinion from another doctor and he explained that it was atypical […]

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Tags: biopsy, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, OB, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, thoracic surgeon, thyroid, tumor, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, ultrasound

August 18, 2018

Parathyroid 2.0

By Nie Nie

About 15 years ago, I had surgery on my left upper parathyroid. In December 2017, I had neck pains, stiffness and difficulty swallowing. I went to urgent care and they found nodules on my right side. I saw my endocrinologist in early 2018 and had a number of tests done. A biopsy showed the nodules […]

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Tags: biopsy, calcium levels, difficulty swallowing, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, endocrinology, neck pains, nodules, parathyroid, parathyroid hormone, patient stories, surgery

August 17, 2018

My Experience Battling Cancer


I had a lump on the right side of my neck. My primary care physician made an appointment for me with an endocrinologist in Orange County. A biopsy was done and I was told that it was cancer and that it did not look good. We needed to move quickly. The endocrinologist had just been […]

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Tags: biopsy, calcium level, cancer, chemotherapy, Dr. Deborah Wong, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Robert Chin, endocrinologist, patient stories, primary care physician, radiology, scarring

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

April 25, 2018

Get Your Physicals


I would never have known if I hadn’t had a routine physical. I had just switched to a new GP and while examining me she felt something in my neck. She had a sonogram done and referred me to an endocrinologist. A biopsy was done but it was inconclusive I saw another endocrinologist at UCLA […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, cancerous, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, patient stories, routine physical, small nodule, surgery

April 24, 2018

Great Medical Treatment, Appointments and Medical Billing Need Help

By Gar Gar

I was initially diagnosed in December 2017, received a biopsy January, and had my surgery done in April. I have no complaints about the surgery and did not experience any significant side effects. Everyone one the team was very nice, and Dr. Yeh was incredible. I have a lot of confidence in UCLA, so I […]

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Tags: biopsy, Dr. Michael Yeh, patient stories, surgery

February 1, 2018

One Stop Shop

By Riz Riz

I was initially treated at UCLA Health for folicular lymphoma and had excellent care. So, when a year later I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, I knew I wanted to stay at UCLA. After my biopsy I was referred to Dr. Livhits. I got great care and was offered options. Staying within the UCLA Health […]

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Tags: annual exam, biopsy, diagnosis, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, folicular lymphoma, patient stories, surgery, thyroid cancer, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center

February 1, 2018

The Best Cancer To Have

By DS3737 DS3737

I found out that I had thyroid cancer in a weird way. I had a CT scan on my lungs and it showed up. I went to have a test to see if it was suspicious and it was and they did a biopsy which was positive. I went to see Dr. Ann who referred […]

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Tags: biopsy, CT scan, Dr. Masha Livhitz, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, patient stories, radioactive pill, sore throat, surgery, thyroid cancer

January 29, 2018

Yay for Dr. Yeh and Team!

By ziggy ziggy

Around 7 years ago I was diagnosed with an overactive thyroid – I experienced symptoms of fatigue, irritability, and heat sensitivity. My physician monitored the condition for a while and put me on Mezamazoline, a thyroid hormone therapy. Through an ultrasound, the doctors found that I had a goiter and they tried performing a biopsy. […]

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Tags: biopsy, Dr. George Yen, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, goiter, Mezamazoline, overactive thyroid, patient stories, radiologist, surgery, thyroid hormone therapy

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