Items Tagged ‘cancer’

Precision health at UCLA: gene studies lead to personalized medicine

March 15, 2019

Precision health at UCLA: gene studies lead to personalized medicine

By uclahealth uclahealth

Until now, medical treatments have been used in a one-size-fits-all fashion. But diseases can affect people differently. Each individual has a unique genetic makeup, lifestyle and environment. As a result, the same medical treatment may be more or less effective for different people with the same diagnosis. Precision medicine means health care personalized to you […]

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Tags: autism, cancer, depression, electronic medical record, genetic risk factors, heart and vascular disease, neurodevelopmental disorders, obesity, precision health, precision health initiative, UCLA Institute for Precision Health


All your awkward colonoscopy questions answered

March 5, 2019

All your awkward colonoscopy questions answered

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women combined in the United States, yet it is estimated that 60 percent of those deaths are preventable through current screening methods. Why, then, are people so hesitant to get screened? “There’s an ‘ick’ factor when it comes to colorectal cancer screening because […]

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Tags: cancer, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, Dr. Fola May, FIT kit


50+? Get Screened

March 4, 2019

50+? Get Screened

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Colon cancer is the second most common cause of cancer related death and the really unique thing is that it’s largely preventable,” says Dr. Fola May, assistant professor of medicine and physician-scientist. “You’d think people would take advantage of screening modalities to catch it early, but only 60% of the population participated in screenings, despite […]

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Tags: cancer, colon cancer, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, Dr. Fola May, featured


February 6, 2019

My friend, Dad*

By Oats33 wildpanther82

After my father passed away from lung & brain cancer. He’s body was donated to UCLA for research & study. I’ve been always proud to have worked for President Reagan & to know that one of u/r centers is named after him. My mother mailed me from L.A., my birth place, a cap w/d letters […]

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Tags: brain cancer, cancer, Dr. Christopher Tarnay, female bladder solutions, lung cancer, patient stories, UCLA Donated Body Program


Beautiful Wedding

January 11, 2019

Beautiful Wedding

By uclahealth uclahealth

“It was a really beautiful day, I didn’t expect it to be so grand,” says Tanyce Bush, who got married in the Intensive Care Unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica to long-time partner Christopher Johnson, who has stage 4 T-cell lymphoma cancer. “The nurses told me they were going to decorate, but I didn’t […]

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Tags: 3 Wishes, 4 T-cell lymphoma cancer, cancer, ICU, ICU Wedding, intensive care unit, lymphoma, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


January 10, 2019

A Mom’s Cancer Story

By Byrnsi miszm68

First off, I wanted to thank Dr. Gofnung and Dr. Yeh for their detection and treatment of my thyroid cancer from 2015-2016. After Dr. Gofnug detected abnormality in my ultrasound screening, I started researching for the best surgeon at UCLA and found Dr. Yeh. I chose him due to his expertise in endocrine surgery. I […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Yaroslav A. Gofnung, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, patient stories, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound


'Getting Hitched'

January 2, 2019

‘Getting Hitched’

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Your boy is getting hitched!” exclaims Christopher Johnson, who has stage 4 T-cell lymphoma cancer and has been in and out of the hospital since November 2017. As part of the Three Wishes program, Christopher is getting married to his long-time partner Tanyce Bush in the Intensive Care Unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. […]

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Tags: 3 Wishes, cancer, featured, ICU, ICU Wedding, intensive care unit, stage 4 T-cell lymphoma cancer, Three Wishes program, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


How one boy coped with loss of his father from cancer

January 2, 2019

How one boy coped with loss of his father from cancer

By Denise Heady deniseheady

Theo Tittle grew up knowing his dad wasn’t like everyone else. For starters, his father, Bently, battled a rare genetic form of kidney cancer that entailed three major surgeries, various cancer-fighting treatments and participation in a clinical trial. Beyond that, says Theo, his dad stood out as a “super irreverent” guy who embraced and loved […]

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Tags: cancer, Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology


December 21, 2018

My Incredible UCLA Team

By Peanut mtsandoval64

Through Lifescreen, a nodule was found on the left side of my thyroid. They told me to take it to my doctor. When I saw her, she did an ultrasound, then nothing happened. 6 months later I had still had symptoms so another ultrasound was done. But I was told my symptoms were likely just […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, Dr. Maletkovich, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, lymph nodes, patient stories, surgery, thyroid, thyroid problems, UCLA Porter Ranch, ultrasound


November 8, 2018

From Apprehensive to Appreciative

By Jenny binchen91733

The lump in my neck was first discovered when I was getting a facial. After bringing this up with my PCP, I got an Ultrasound and a biopsy done on this nodule, which came back for thyroid cancer. Hearing the word cancer shakes you, especially when my biopsy results predicted an almost 100% likelihood of […]

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Tags: Alhambra, biopsy, cancer, Community Cancer Care, Dr. Michael Yeh, lump, patient stories, primary care physician, scar, surgery, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrine Center