cancer

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 form [...]

By uclahealth • October 1, 2014

It was a routine, annual checkup for Ed Evans. His blood pressure and cholesterol levels were normal. Ed exercised regularly and watched his diet, so physically he was in great shape. Everything looked fine, until his blood work came back. The doctor explained that Ed’s PSA levels were dangerously high. That Spring afternoon in 2012, Ed learned that he had prostate cancer.

By uclahealth • June 12, 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

Unfortunately, cancer runs in Barbara Pytlewski’s family. Years ago, she and her brother learned they have Lynch syndrome, a hereditary condition associated with a high risk of developing colon cancer, as well as an increased likelihood of urinary tract, uterine and liver cancers.

By uclahealth • December 5, 2013

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

My beautiful son, Garrett was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma on Decemember 26, 2009.........the day after Christmas and a month after he ran a 5k race. He was only 29 and was an athlete all his life. We were in Tennessee visiting for Thanksgiving and I could tell something was wrong, [...]

By GarrettsMom • April 15, 2013

Dr. Ronald Moy is an internationally known UCLA based dermatologist who has offices in multiple locations throughout Southern California. An expert in MOHS Surgeries, he has removed THREE basal call carcinomas (BCC) from my forehead. BCC is the slowest growing of all the cancers, yet it can be fatal. [...]

By Burt • March 23, 2013

In early December, 2011, I was diagnosed with a rare tumor on my carotid artery. I had lymph node involvement I was told and immediate medical attention was warranted. Before I could digest the news, I was also told that I needed a team of "specialty" Physicians for the best [...]

By Julie58 • February 17, 2013

When Bob Wong was deciding on a surgeon after his prostate cancer diagnosis, he made an analogy in his mind to basketball. “I’m putting the surgeon at the free-throw line in the game of my life,” Mr. Wong explains. “He has one shot to make the basket and win the game.”

By uclahealth • February 4, 2013