Items Tagged ‘cancer’

Pediatric Infusion Center: A Space to Heal and Learn

July 11th, 2017

Pediatric Infusion Center: A Space to Heal and Learn

By uclahealth uclahealth

The boat is the first thing kids notice when they come to the Pediatric Infusion Center at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Dina’s Beach, as the front-desk area is known, is named for a former patient whose family donated funds to make the infusion center a more enjoyable place for kids and parents. The tropical theme, complete […]

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Tags: antibiotics, biologic therapies, blood transfusions, cancer, central-line blood draws, chemotherapy, child life specialist, chronic conditions, Dina’s Beach, infusion center, intravenous therapies, nursing


July 11th, 2017

Weathered the Storm

By cory cory

My words to others is – it gets better, It was a challenge and the unfamiliar and unknown can be scary. The process was rough. I didn’t see or feel a lump and barely knew what a thyroid was. I just had a minor sore throat. My regular doctor gave me some antibiotics and said […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, cancerous, CT scan, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, ENT, lymph node, patient stories, radioactive iodine, sore throat, support system


June 20th, 2017

Depending on your voice and thyroid cancer risks

By lorennah2002 lorennah2002

I sing professionally so taking care of my vocal chords is very important to me. I had thyroid cancer and the risk of surgery was very critical for me. I was also concerned about the potential scar on my neck. Both turned out to be fabulous. You can’t see the scar and I am regaining […]

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Tags: cancer, patient stories, professional singer, sing, surgery for thyroid cancer, telecommunications, thyroid cancer, vocal chords


June 15th, 2017

What I learned in the plastic room

By mjf mjf

I was seeing my regular doctor, Jan Miyakawa M.D., for other reasons when she noticed a thyroid nodule. She has been my doctor for over 30 years and she is amazing. Because of regular check ups and a good relationship, she was able to notice this right away, She said they are usually benign but […]

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Tags: benign, biopsy, cancer, cancer in lymph nodes, Dr. Janice Miyakawa, Dr. Micheal Yeh, Dr. Stephanie Smooke Praw, Geiger counter, low iodine diet, lymph nodes, nuclear medicine, papillary thyroid cancer


June 3rd, 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 2nd, 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


May 27th, 2017

One Year Post Op

By Vi2017 victoriauml

Today is the one year follow up post-surgery and there are no detectable levels of cancer. My TSH levels have equalized and the scar from my surgery is basically non detectable. Dr. Yeh was great and it was a simple amazing process and the recovery time was pretty quick. The recovery was 10 days before […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Micheal Yeh, endocrinologists, patient stories, post surgery, recovery time, scar, surgery, TSH levels


May 26th, 2017

At risk for melanoma? Get checked annually, UCLA cancer expert says

By Reggie Kumar reggiekumar

As rates of skin cancer, or melanoma, rise for men and women in the United States, health experts are debating the effectiveness of annual total body examinations in helping to detect the disease in its earlier stages, since skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Routine full body exams […]

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Tags: cancer, men's health, metastatic melanoma, physical examination, self-skin exams, women's health


May 25th, 2017

Mother of 3, My experience with Dr.Yeh

By la2017 la2017

I’m a 41 year old mother of 3 boys and am generally pretty active. I had felt changes in my body and so I went to my general doctor who dismissed these feelings, but because I knew something wasn’t right I went to an endocrinologist who found a nodule in my thyroid. After waiting 6 […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, endocrinology, patient stories, thyroid nodule, tumor


May 20th, 2017

Hip Replacement Surgery

By Mike Costanza mvc57

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. Dr. Kamdar the lead anesthesiologist was […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, cancer, cancer survivor, Dr. Eric Johnson, Dr. Nirav Kamdar, hip replacement, patient stories, physical therapy