Items Tagged ‘cancer’

September 16th, 2017

A Good Experience

By Sally rosalinda50

I had a kidney failure in 2008 and for almost 10 years I was on dialysis. Then in March of 2017 I had a transplant. Lab tests showed my parathyroid levels were very high. I was prescribed medicine and the dosage was increased from low to very high. My calcium was high and there was […]

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Tags: cancer, dialysis, Dr. Masha Lihvits, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, kidney failure, kidney transplant, pain pills, parathyroid levels, patient stories, small incision


September 12th, 2017

In spite…there is still hope

By Tasha mahdinatasha

Last year I was working for an Americorps program in Sacramento. In the spring I noticed that my throat had gotten so large that I could not button my collar. I came to a graduation at USC for my brother-in-law in May and my parents noticed the difference. I had a June appointment made with […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer surgery, diet, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, iodine, iodine pill, no salt, no seafood, nodule


September 10th, 2017

A very positive experience

By Lulu C luluchavez

I came in worried as I was told there was a very high possibility I had cancer. Dr. Yeh was very warm and friendly. I trust him a lot and was very happy to have him as my doctor. I knew I was in good hands. And I was even happier when I found out I […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, patient stories, scar, surgery, ucla endocrine cetner


How prostate cancer patients can choose a treatment they won't regret

August 18th, 2017

How prostate cancer patients can choose a treatment they won’t regret

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology in July suggests that as many as 15 percent of patients who undergo treatment for prostate cancer later regret the treatment they choose. Dr. Christopher Saigal, vice chair of urology at UCLA, is trying to fix that. Prostate cancer is one of the more curable cancers […]

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Tags: cancer, clinical trial, clinical trials, Dr. Christopher Saigal, men's health, patient care, personalized medicine, prostate, prostate cancer, prostatectomy, surgery, urology


August 9th, 2017

My Surgery

By beaubosco2003 beaubosco2003

I was very nervous when I was diagnosed with cancer. But then I accepted it. I was anxious about surgery because I had problems with surgery in the past. The doctors and the nurse practitioner were very reassuring. I am so happy I met Dr. Yeh. He is the best doctor and I got excellent […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, endocrinologist, endocrinology, low vitamin D, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Endocrine Surgery, UCLA Endocrinology


Twins share in recovery

August 7th, 2017

Twins share in recovery

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Our mother died of breast cancer at the age of 55,” says Raj Dhillon, (pictured right) 72, and identical twin sister to Tej Bains. Tej says, “I was diagnosed with breast cancer in June of 2015. It was devastating. The doctors said, ‘You have an identical twin? She needs to get tested right away.’ And […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, featured, HER2+, HER2+ tumors, patient stories, stage 1 breast cancer, US News


Everything is fine now

August 7th, 2017

Everything is fine now

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I had prostate cancer at 55 years of age,” says Robert Grycan, who chose to seek help from Dr. Stuart Holden on the advice of a family member. Robert now goes to his appointments at the Clark Urology Center in Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “Everything is fine now; I’m in remission. I did have […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, Clark Urology Center, community, Dr. Stuart Holden, featured, prostrate cancer, remission, reoccurrence, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, US News


Choosing comfort at UCLA

August 5th, 2017

Choosing comfort at UCLA

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I’m old, I’ve been spending a lot of time at the doctor’s and that’s why I’m here,” says Judy Leach, chuckling as she talks about what brought her to the Clark Urology Center at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I had bladder cancer, but now it’s gone so I’m here for my six-month check-up. I […]

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Tags: bladder cancer, cancer, Clark Urology Center, featured, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, US News


July 28th, 2017

My great experience

By marialafitte marialafitte

It is horrifying to find out you have cancer. But it is a good thing that thyroid cancer can be cured. Since the beginning, Dr. Yeh has been supportive, open, positive and forthcoming with information, The staff here is excellent. Jennifer is great and all questions were answered. Maya was excellent. For the surgery from […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, oncology, patient stories, post -op, pre-op, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrine Center


July 27th, 2017

Pushing Through It

By saremihaniyeh saremihaniyeh

I got my ears pierced on March 20. 2 days later, I was with the school nurse to have her help me clean the wounds. I felt dizzy and nauseous and the next thing I knew I was on the floor. I felt like I was asleep and I heard someone calling my name. I […]

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Tags: adrenal surgery, benign, calcium level, cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, ER, fainting, genetic testing, heart rate racing