cancer treatment

Doctors encourage every female to get a colonoscopy

By uclahealth • March 11, 2020

Dr. Thaker Dishes on Colon Cancer

By uclahealth • March 9, 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

Dennis Slamon, MD and Lilly Tartikoff take their fight against cancer to NBC’s The Kelly Clarkson Show

By uclahealth • February 25, 2020

“They told me the cancer had spread to my bones and I was given an 18-month prognosis,” reveals Nancy Radin, who found out her breast cancer had metastasized in her late 40s. “I decided to go elsewhere for a diagnosis and came to UCLA Health. I credit the doctors here [...]

By uclahealth • October 23, 2019
Adolescents or young adults who receive a cancer diagnosis are focused on how to begin treatment quickly. For many of these individuals, childbearing is far enough in the future that they don’t think about whether cancer treatment could affect becoming [...]
By uclahealth • December 11, 2018
The crowd at Dodger Stadium on a recent night received a reminder (and a reassurance) of something many prefer not to think about: prostate cancer. UCLA [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • September 21, 2018
Dr. St. John is the rare type of surgeon who possesses both exceptional skill in the operating room and an extraordinary capacity for empathy and kindness beyond it. When we talked, she truly listened, and her entire team treated me with kindness and respect. [...]
By Libby • September 19, 2018
Cancer treatments often come with a trade-off: They beat back the disease, only to leave a host of side effects in its place. Some of those side effects [...]
By Tiare Dunlap • February 9, 2018
Good news: Cancer survival rates are improving. The five-year cancer survival rate has risen from 49 percent in the mid-1970s to 69 percent in 2013,
By Tiare Dunlap • September 25, 2017