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Sydney Siegel creates a program with a "ripple" effect for cancer patients

By Denise Heady • August 4, 2020

Jim James, an engineer, husband, and father of two teenagers, has always been a “look on the brightside” kind of guy.

So it was no surprise when he was diagnosed with advanced melanoma in 2018 that he remained positive and grateful to everyone who crossed his path.

“There really wasn’t ever a moment that I wasn’t staying [...]

By Denise Heady • February 28, 2020

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 [...]

By uclahealth • May 15, 2019
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 [...]
By uclahealth • October 15, 2018
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
By Hope • September 28, 2017
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. [...]
By michelleco76 • June 3, 2017
“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 [...]
By uclahealth • June 2, 2017
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.
By Mike Costanza • May 20, 2017
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. [...]
By Rebecca Miller • June 6, 2016
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 [...]
By uclahealth • November 1, 2008