Items Tagged ‘biopsy’

January 7, 2018

Great Experience with Dr.Yeh and Dr.Livhitz

By H4930 H4930

First there was no cancer diagnosis, then I went to the another doctor who identified it as thyroid cancer. First biopsy had no issues, so the ENT identified it as thyroid cancer and he referred us to Dr. Yeh. We were able to get an appointment because the cancer was aggressive. We had the surgery […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, cancer diagnosis, Dr. Masha Livhitz, Dr. Michael Yeh, parathyroid, patient stories, thyroid cancer

December 5, 2017

Getting My Life Back

By Ari Ari

3 years ago I began to feel very tired and I had pain on the side of my kidney. I grew up in a family of doctors so when I feel something, I go to the doctor. I found I had calcium in my kidneys. But around that time, my daughter was diagnosed with Huntington’s […]

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Tags: biopsy, blood pressure, calcium in my kidneys, Dr. Masha Livhits, Huntington's Disease, kidney, osteoporosis, patient stories, surgery

My Son's Brain Tumor

November 29, 2017

My Son’s Brain Tumor

By uclahealth uclahealth

Last year in March, I received a call from the school nurse. Saying “C” is alright but I wanted to call because today in class he said he blacked out, didn’t know what was going on.

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Tags: autistic children, biopsy, black outs, CT scan, Dr. Aria Fallah, emergency room, ER, featured, high functioning autistic, hormone changes, hormones, infectious disease

November 29, 2017

Very Grateful

By Happy patient Happy patient

The office was amazing right from the first call to the receptionist. I felt taken care of from the get-go.I got an appointment quickly and was given a thorough exam. I was sent to the hospital right away for a biopsy and found out surgery was required. I was thankful that was taken care of […]

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Tags: Anxiety, appointment, biopsy, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, exam, nursing staff, patient stories, post -op, surgeons

November 7, 2017


By Rose Rose

Around 2 years ago, I felt a lump on my neck. During a regular checkup, my doctor recommended that I get an ultrasound, visit a thyroid specialist and receive a biopsy. The biopsy scared me a lot, and unfortunately the results came back cancerous. At the time I didn’t know anything about thyroid cancer, and […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, lump on neck, patient stories, thyroid cancer, thyroid specialist, ucla endocrine, ultrasound, yearly checkup

October 11, 2017

A miracle

By Singer Singer

I was at my annual checkup when my internist found a lump. I had not felt it. He recommended an ultrasound. The lump was 2.7 cm and a biopsy was done. A very thorough biopsy and I was told I had cancer. I trust UCLA doctors so although I was nervous before the surgery I […]

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Tags: annual checkup, biopsy, cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, internist, lump, patient stories, pre-cancer, surgery, ultrasound

September 15, 2017

Fast Recovery

By baileymkirshner baileymkirshner

I received a diagnosis of papillary thyroid cancer, so I had a tumor in my thyroid that had to be removed. I got an ultrasound in June with a physician outside of UCLA and was only notified of my need for a biopsy 3 weeks after. I immediately got a biopsy and the results came […]

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Tags: biopsy, Dr. Masha Lihvits, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, papillary thyroid cancer, patient stories, post surgery appointments, procedures, solid foods, surgery, trouble swallowing

September 7, 2017

Very Impressive Service

By Fred Fred

I was having a routine check and last year in May a little tumor was found. The size was not a concern but they did a biopsy was referred to a hospital near my home and a surgeon in Fullerton. I wanted a second opinion and found Dr. Livhits at UCLA. Dr Livhits did a […]

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Tags: biopsy, Dr. Masha Livhits, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, no radiation, patient stories, scan, surgery, tumor

July 11, 2017

Weathered the Storm

By cory cory

My words to others is – it gets better, It was a challenge and the unfamiliar and unknown can be scary. The process was rough. I didn’t see or feel a lump and barely knew what a thyroid was. I just had a minor sore throat. My regular doctor gave me some antibiotics and said […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, cancerous, CT scan, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, ENT, lymph node, patient stories, radioactive iodine, sore throat, support system

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