Items Tagged ‘cancer survivor’

The Real MVP: Dodgers Recognize Bruin Breast Cancer Survivor

May 15, 2019

The Real MVP: Dodgers Recognize Bruin Breast Cancer Survivor

By uclahealth uclahealth

At 29 years old, Jessica Krouner was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer.  She is happy to be cancer free after a year of intense treatment including 6 rounds of chemotherapy and 6 weeks of daily radiation. Having completed her undergraduate degree, law degree, and now treatment at UCLA, she’s proud to be a triple Bruin! […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer survivor, dodgers, featured, MLB


Kenny's Story

October 15, 2018

Kenny’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

Kenny Thomas is a one of our long-standing Dribble heroes! For someone so young, he has been a spokesperson for UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and a vocal one at that! As a National Ambassador for Hyundai Hope On Wheels, Kenny traveled all over the country speaking about his experience with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and an advocate […]

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Tags: cancer survivor, dribble for the cure, Hodgkins Lymphoma, pediatric cancer, pediatric cancer research, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


September 28, 2017

Dr. Yeh- Direct, to the point, gave me confidence

By Hope Hope

My doctor noted something and did an ultrasound which led to a discovery of nodules. Dr. Nazemi on La Cienega did biopsies and found a cyst, a calcified nodule and one that was cancerous. I got a referral to a doctor at Cedars and one at UCLA. I chose Dr. Yeh. Dr. Yeh was prompt […]

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Tags: calcified nodule, cancer, cancer survivor, cancerous, cyst, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, endocrinology, patient stories, radiation, scar, surgery


June 3, 2017

Amazing Cancer Facility

By michelleco76 michelleco76

You never want to receive a diagnosis of cancer. Like, EVER! It is a terrifying word that can bring your whole universe crashing to a sudden halt. When I received my thyroid cancer diagnosis, I was in the middle of planning a European trip for a bus load of teenagers. I was also juggling the […]

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Tags: anesthesia, cancer, cancer survivor, cancer survivorship, cancer treatment team, Dr. Masha Livhits, patient stories, surgery, surgery recovery, thyroid cancer


Thyroid Cancer—It Runs In The Family

June 2, 2017

Thyroid Cancer—It Runs In The Family

By uclahealth uclahealth

“It started a familial witch hunt to find family members who have the gene MEN2A,” says Alexandra Cantrell, who has a genetic condition that causes medullary thyroid cancer. “My dad used to work for Samsung Korea, and they do regular PET scans on the entire body. That’s how they detected his thyroid cancer; his throat […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer survivor, cancer survivorship, endocrine, endocrinology, featured, National Cancer Survivorship Day, patient stories, thyroid cancer, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


May 20, 2017

Hip Replacement Surgery

By Mike Costanza Mike Costanza

I had much needed right hip replacement surgery on Monday the 8th at UCLA. My experience was fantastic the Dr’s and nurses who took care of me could not have been better. I am a cancer survivor so my history dictated a different path to get thru the surgery. Dr. Kamdar the lead anesthesiologist was […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, cancer, cancer survivor, Dr. Eric Johnson, Dr. Nirav Kamdar, hip replacement, patient stories, physical therapy


June 6, 2016

I am the ultimate cancer survivor!

By Rebecca Miller Rebecca Miller

In May 2014, I had a routine breast cancer screening at UCLA Medical Center on 15th Street in Santa Monica. I had numerous x-rays and ultrasounds. I was diagnosed with breast cancer on both breasts, but they were two different types of breast cancer in each breast. I underwent two lumpectomy surgeries in my left […]

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Tags: basal carcinoma, breast cancer, breast cancer screening, cancer survivor, cancer survivorship, colon cancer, lumpectomy surgeries, lung cancer, oncologist, patient stories, radiation, radiation treatment


November 1, 2008

Childhood Neuroblastoma Survivor Leads Full Life

By uclahealth uclahealth

Jillian Morris-Jenkins wasn’t old enough to remember when her life was forever changed. At only 2, she was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma, the second most common solid tumor diagnosed in children. The cancer originated in her liver and ate three-fourths of the organ before spreading up through part of her rib cage and coiling […]

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Tags: bone marrow transplant, cancer, cancer survivor, Dr. Jacqueline Casillas, neuroblastoma, UCLA-LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence, UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center