Items Tagged ‘cancer’

November 7th, 2017

Journey

By Rose adrineayrapetyan

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


November 6th, 2017

Not necessarily the 4th of July Celebration my wife and I were expecting

By Stu stulamden

On July 4th 2016, my wife and I were driving home from a concert and got into a terrible car accident. We were both injured and were taken to a local hospital. We decided to hire an attorney that recommended that we have MRIs done due to aches and pains as a result of the […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, MRI, papillary thyroid cancer, patient stories, surgery, thyroid, ucla endocrine


November 4th, 2017

Clean

By gfamily ganemfamilyemail

Both my daughter and I received surgery with Dr. Yeh. I had a parathyroid surgery years ago, and it went very successfully. When we found out that my daughter had thyroid cancer, the decision to return to Dr. Yeh was an easy one because of prior positive experiences. We were blown away by Dr. Yeh […]

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Tags: anesthesia, cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, Maddie's Room, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, thyroid cancer, ucla endocrine


November 3rd, 2017

When You’ve Done Your Best, Everything Falls into Place

By CalOrchid oplasencia2

I was diagnosed with medullary thyroid cancer in late August and received surgery 5 weeks following the diagnosis. I had been noticing several benign nodules with a previous physician, but he disregarded them and closed the case. Unsatisfied with this conclusion, I remained adamant to find another endocrinologist who would explore the issue further. I […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Masha Lihvits, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, medullary thyroid cancer, patient stories, surgery, ucla endocrine


PSA test results can be affected by different factors

October 18th, 2017

PSA test results can be affected by different factors

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is a helpful measure in screening men for prostate cancer, a disease risk that increases considerably after age 50. At the same time, the test has limitations about which patients should be aware. The PSA test does not specifically check for prostate cancer itself, but rather for the presence of […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer screening, Dr. Christopher Saigal, men's health, prostate, prostate cancer, prostate cancer screening prostatitis, prostate-specific antigen, prostatectomy, prostatic hyperplasia, PSA, PSA levels


At Celebration of Life event, cancer patients share their stories of their transplant journey

October 12th, 2017

At Celebration of Life event, cancer patients share their stories of their transplant journey

By uclahealth uclahealth

By Amy Albin Kathryn Naftzger, 21, still remembers the shock of being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in April 2016. Over the course of her treatment she experienced good days, bad days and others that fell somewhere in between. She suffered fainting spells, fevers, pancreatitis, swollen cheeks and more. But she also enjoyed many milestones: […]

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Tags: acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, blood cancer, bone marrow cancer, bone marrow transplant, Burkitt lymphoma, cancer, multiple myeloma, stem-cell transplant, UCLA bone marrow and stem cell transplant program


October 11th, 2017

A miracle

By Singer rainsingo

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


When undergoing cancer therapy, a patient’s sense of taste may change

October 9th, 2017

When undergoing cancer therapy, a patient’s sense of taste may change

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Both cancer and cancer treatments can have unexpected side effects for patients. One of the surprising ones, for some patients, is that the taste of certain foods may begin to change. Altered taste is a “very common nutritional change” for those undergoing cancer treatment, says Catherine Carpenter, professor of clinical nutrition at the David Geffen […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer treatments, Catherine Carpenter, chemotherapy, food, foods, nutrition, radiation, senses, taste


Pediatric cancer: What you can do to help children cope

October 3rd, 2017

Pediatric cancer: What you can do to help children cope

By uclahealth uclahealth

A diagnosis of pediatric cancer can be confusing and scary for children and their siblings. Here are some tips from the American Cancer Society on how parents can help kids cope. Supporting children with cancer For little ones up to age 3: Stay with children during tests and distract them with toys. Cuddle them often […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer in children, child life, family support, leukemia, pediatric cancer, UCLA Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


September 28th, 2017

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

By Hope ccprops

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