Items Tagged ‘cancer’

January 13th, 2018

Surprise Diagnosis

By DrewR adrlocations

My GP felt my neck at a routine physical and thought it felt a little thick. I had a biopsy done and the results were benign. However, I had to have the left thyroid removed because it was so enlarged. After the surgery they found thyroid cancer in a lymph node. Dr. Livhits called me […]

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Tags: benign, biopsy, cancer, Dr. Masha Livhitz, enlarged thyroid, lymph node, patient stories, surgery, thyroid, thyroid cancer


January 11th, 2018

Worth It

By Daylin kayline30

I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. That was very stressful but when a doctor explains things to you the knowledge helps. You need to pick the best surgeon – they will tell you your options for surgery. Decisions are made on a case to case basis. Some need a lobectomy. In my case, the left […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, lobectomy, patient stories, surgeon, thyroid cancer


Prioritize health conversations with family members

January 10th, 2018

Prioritize health conversations with family members

By uclahealth uclahealth

Conversation around the dinner table doesn’t often include questions about personal health history. But according to UCLA genetic counselor Naghmeh Dorrani, there’s room for more family discussion about health. That’s because despite the amazing advances in genetics, “The most important tool for genetic counselors continues to be family health history,” Dorrani says. You may want […]

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Tags: advances in genetics, cancer, genetic counselor, genetics, Naghmeh Dorrani, personal health history, risk of cancer, ucla division of genetics


January 7th, 2018

Great Experience with Dr.Yeh and Dr.Livhitz

By H4930 arsims623

First there was no cancer diagnosis, then I went to the another doctor who identified it as thyroid cancer. First biopsy had no issues, so the ENT identified it as thyroid cancer and he referred us to Dr. Yeh. We were able to get an appointment because the cancer was aggressive. We had the surgery […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, cancer diagnosis, Dr. Masha Livhitz, Dr. Michael Yeh, parathyroid, patient stories, thyroid cancer


A Christmas Wish Granted

December 22nd, 2017

A Christmas Wish Granted

By uclahealth uclahealth

Henry Morales had one wish. The Oncology patient at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica wanted his six-year-old daughter, London, to experience a white Christmas with him. Unable to leave the hospital because of his illness, Morales thought his wish might not come true. But his care team had a plan. With support from other departments, […]

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Tags: cancer, Christmas, featured, patient stories, snow day, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, white christmas


November 30th, 2017

Surgery Surprise

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My body has a long-term history of growing fatty lumps that are not cancer,” says Lucinda Walker, who had been monitoring a growing thyroid nodule for seven years with UCLA before seeking out Dr. Masha Livhits to discuss surgery. “She had me get a CT scan, and the left side was growing and drooping behind […]

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Tags: cancer, CT scan, Dr. Masha Livhits, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, fatty lumps, featured, surgery, thyroid nodule, UCLA Endocrine Center


November 29th, 2017

Fight On

By G1951 oldramsfan

Initially it was quite a shock that I had any kind of thyroid cancer, however the journey has been a challenge, not an ordeal. Along the way I’ve been nurtured, doctored by some wonderful people. I would say to any, if you feel a lump, don’t put it off, address it right away. I failed […]

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Tags: blood pressure, blood test, cancer, cancer tumor board, Dr. Deborah Wong, Dr. Michael Wong, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, lung nodules, lymph nodes, neck dissection


November 29th, 2017

Best Buddies

By Eilish17 eilishhathaway

Hello I have a story you might be interested in. I am a long time UCLA patient. Ten years ago I had a malignant salivary gland tumor removed by Dr Paul Kedeshian. The type of cancer it is usually recurs at around 10 years. Dr K has been taking wonderful care of me and at […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Paul Kedeshian, malignant salivary gland tumor, patient stories


November 29th, 2017

Holy Cannoli I Have Cancer

By Sara sararay

I was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer, which tends to be rare for someone my age because I’m only 22. In contrast to the lack of symptoms most people have, I was experiencing some pain in my neck that led me to visit a doctor to get tests done. When I received the diagnosis of […]

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Tags: cancer, endocrine, Endocrine Center, papillary thyroid cancer, patient stories, post op treatment, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrine Center


New guidelines for when to start mammograms

November 24th, 2017

New guidelines for when to start mammograms

By uclahealth uclahealth

Most women believe regular mammograms are the key to preventing breast cancer. But experts don’t always agree about when women should begin having regular mammograms. This has created confusion about the right time to start this important screening. Why the confusion? Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among American women, but […]

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Tags: 3-D mammography, American Cancer Society, annual mammogram, breast cancer screening, breast cancer screening options, breast cancer treatment, cancer, dense breasts, mammogram, mammography, OBGYN, screening