Items Tagged ‘cancer survivorship’

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


June 6, 2016

Thanks to the Endocrine Department under Dr. Yeh

By Anonymous-98353 Anonymous-98353

I would like to thank Dr. Yeh and his team for such classy professional care during my stay at Ronald Reagan Medical Center. I am pleased to say that I’ve been a nurse for 50 years and an ICU nurse for 33 of those years. Dr. Yeh was so patient and was not in a […]

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Tags: calcium levels, cancer survivorship, Dr. Arti Shah, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, hyperparathyroidism, parathyroid disease, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, South Bay


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


June 6, 2016

Life lesson to understand healing

By Jenang Jenang

It’s been almost 6 years since I had my surgery for my lung cancer. I have been given this life opportunity to experience what it takes to recover from a major chest wound while I have been working in the field of thoracic surgery for more than ten years. Healing begins from inside of our […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer survivorship, lung cancer, patient stories, thoracic surgery


June 6, 2016

I’m a double survivor by God’s Grace.

By Cori Colbert Cori Colbert

In 2000′, I was diagnosed with a 20 centimeter sarcoma in my right thigh. I went through 6 months of high dose chemotherapy, 8 rounds of radiation and major surgery to remove the mass. I had to learn to walk again and I did. In 2015, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and elected to […]

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Tags: bilateral mastectomy, breast cancer, cancer survivorship, chemotherapy, high dose chemotherapy, patient stories, radiation, sarcoma


Goober - "Good Times"

June 6, 2016

Goober – “Good Times”

By Goober Goober

Even during my summer of chemotherapy for M1b testicular cancer (I was in denial for six months as it kept growing rapidly), experiencing a myriad of nuclear imaging because of an unknown mass in my liver, and couple of surgeries I had because of my cancer, the very unpleasant times that I had turned into […]

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Tags: brain cancer, cancer survivorship, caretaker, chemotherapy, Dr. Mark S. Litwin, M1b testicular cancer, mass in my liver, nuclear imaging, oncology unit, Ovarian Cancer, patient stories, testicular cancer


Above and beyond in every way

June 6, 2016

Above and beyond in every way

By Anonymous-98352 Anonymous-98352

For my entire life I’ve been the epitome of healthy, fortunate enough to not even so much as get a cold for the past 10 years. Shortly after turning 30, I had a growth on my tongue that I couldn’t get rid of. After seeing my dentist and having it biopsied, it was determined that […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer survivorship, Dr. Maie St. John, patient stories, tongue cancer