Items Tagged ‘cancer’

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

UCLA cancer expert believes high-risk populations should be checked for melanoma during annual checkup

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

Sam's Love for Song (A Tribute)

May 18th, 2017

Sam’s Love for Song (A Tribute)

By Expressive Arts Therapies UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital expressiveartstherapies

This tribute is shared in honor of Samatha Surban (1/17/2006-2/10/2017). We would like to honor her special spirit, strength and love for music. Sam spent time consistently participating in Music Therapy sessions while receiving treatment at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Sam LOVED music and was absolutely determined to learn guitar and master some of her […]

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Tags: cancer, Chase Child Life, child life, featured, music, music sessions, music therapy, musical instruments, patient stories, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

May 18th, 2017

Great Experience At UCLA

By AG1745 ag1674

Almost 7 years ago and found out I had cancer in one breast. I came in and saw Dr. Chen and he told me that I had cancer. It had started with my husband looking on the internet for doctors in regards to breast cancer but when I came to UCLA I felt secure and […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, Dr. Chen, patient stories

April 27th, 2017

Complete Thyroidectomy

By brittany01 brittany01

I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer when I was 18 and had a complete thyroidectomy at that time. Now I’m 30, and coming back for additional treatment. Throughout everything, I’ve become quite familiar with the research around the procedures I have gone through and have looked all around the country for the best doctors of […]

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Tags: cancer, Complete Thyroidectomy, patient stories, thyroid cancer, thyroidectomy

April 24th, 2017

Left Adrenalcortical Carcinoma Surgery

By karen441 karen441

In early January 2017 I was diagnosed with a 12 cm tumor on my left adrenal gland and referred to Dr. Yeh and Dr. Livhits. One trip to UCLA resulted in an immediate surgery scheduled as well as a same day consult with Dr. Michael Wong, an oncologist specializing in this type of rare cancer. […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, adrenalcortical carcinoma, adrenalcortical carcinoma surgery, cancer, chemotherapy, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Wong, Dr. Michael Yeh, epidural, oncologist, patient stories, surgery

April 13th, 2017

Immunotherapy Is Making a Huge Difference!

By bryantinsb bryantinsb

In May 2016 I received a stunning diagnosis of metastatic melanoma from UCLA’s Dr. Bartosz Chmielowski and my oncologist in Santa Barbara, Dr. Mark Abate. These two amazing doctors agreed that I was a good candidate for the new miracle immunotherapy drugs, which activate one’s immune system to fight cancer. At the time, cancer permeated […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer patients, cancer treatment, clinical trials, CT scan, Dr. Bartosz Chmielowski, families, immune system, immunotherapy drugs, immunotherapy process, melanoma, Melanoma without a Cause

April 13th, 2017

Cancer free

By mom of 2 mom of 2

Here for the one year anniversary. All is clear! Dr. Yeh was very pleased and my scar is practically invisible. (And I usually scar horribly.) I was very scared and emotional after the diagnosis. I was recommended to come here although I live out of town. I got in very quickly and they made it […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, patient stories, scarring, surgery, thyroid surgery