cancer

"What I have is inoperable. I have pain in my leg and I've learned to live with that," says Keith, a 60- year-old leukemia survivor who discovered he had a paraganglioma (a tumor that sits on his adrenal gland). Keith chose Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center because, "what I have [...]
By uclahealth • November 20, 2015
9Smiley Riley. Four-year-old Riley Hart was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in April of 2013. Riley, who is affectionately nicknamed Smiley Riley, is now undergoing maintenance chemotherapy. Mother Reyna Hart explains, “Maintenance means she is in remission, but that doesn’t mean you stop chemotherapy.” Currently, Riley comes into UCLA Medical [...]
By uclahealth • August 7, 2015
Secret Weapon: Dad. When 20‐year-old Alec Kupelian went to the ER at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica one Saturday, he never expected cancer was the reason a pulled groin muscle hadn’t healed. “On Sunday, I had an MRI. On Monday, I had a biopsy. On Tuesday, I had my port [...]
By uclahealth • June 30, 2015
"About a month ago, we brought Leighton into our UCLA pediatrician for an eye infection. It ended up being a blocked tear duct that turned into a sinus infection. They did a routine blood sample and discovered she has leukemia," says Jennifer, mother of 4-year-old Leighton. "It was quite [...]
By uclahealth • June 30, 2015
66-year old Abdus Sattar Kapadia has been a dedicated Bruin ever since he moved from London to Los Angeles. Abdus was an accountant at UCLA and continued to work when diagnosed with colon cancer. When the cancer spread from his colon to his liver, Abdus retired. "They’ve done everything [...]
By uclahealth • June 30, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJIcTlETir0   Sharon Haber was shocked when a lump on her face turned out to be cancer. The tumor was large, overwhelming the parotid gland and extending to both sides of the facial nerve. It was essential to remove the growth, but there was a very real possibility [...]
By uclahealth • October 20, 2014
For 10-year-old Liana Clayton, the bracelets she makes on her own help her cope with the heartbreaking reality of her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis. “I wanted to help others,” said Liana. “This was something important to my mom and to me.” Her mother, Che, is battling a severe [...]
By uclahealth • October 1, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjQoe2FtBwg   UCLA Patient Avoids Major Surgery - UCLA Team Removes Suspicious Polyp with New Alternative that Keeps Colon Intact Robert Greenwald was told after a routine colonoscopy that he had a suspicious polyp that was a little bigger than a quarter in a hard-to-reach place that was going [...]
By uclahealth • May 2, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgLml5k9xUI   lija’s Story - Partial Nephrectomy using Advanced Robotic Surgery Ilija Sakota's left kidney was removed due to cancer in 2004. Last year, his right kidney was diagnosed as cancerous. "This news about cancer in my right kidney, it hit me," Sakota says. Losing his remaining kidney [...]
By uclahealth • September 20, 2013
Since I was diagnosed with Stage 1V lung cancer in Dec. of 2012, my entire life -style and attitudes have changed, only for the good. Each day is a gift and I can spend it on me. Choosing my moments to moments deliberately and very conciously. I feel more focused [...]
By Foxygram • May 13, 2013