cancer

In 2015, ESPN reporter Holly Row was diagnosed with desmoplastic melanoma, a rare, fast-spreading form of skin cancer. After a first surgery, she enrolled in a UCLA clinical trial led by Dr. Antoni Ribas testing a new approach [...]

By uclahealth • July 18, 2019

A cancer diagnosis is never easy for anyone. And it is especially hard for parents to watch their child go through difficult treatments, regardless of how old their child may be. There’s a sense of helplessness and disbelief that can be hard to digest. This was true for Todd Krouner when [...]

By uclahealth • June 14, 2019
I had nodules that turned out to be cancer on the right side of thyroid. My endocrinologist suggested that I have the whole thyroid removed as a cautionary measure. Dr. Livhits said she would just take half of it out, why have more out [...]
By Grateful • May 8, 2019
I came to see Dr. Yeh after a botched 2nd surgery for thyroid cancer. Due to my previous experience I was concerned to have my neck operated on again. Dr. Yeh was patience and very skilled and immediately [...]
By Buddy • May 1, 2019

To celebrate her last day of chemotherapy, cancer patient Robin Reader got a special visit from Blue Moon, a mini-horse who is part of the UCLA Health People-Animal Connection program. 

Robin, who had a rare form of cancer, was diagnosed when she was 26 weeks pregnant. As a result, oncologists [...]

By uclahealth • April 12, 2019
My UCLA endocrinologist, Dr. Stephanie Smooke checked comments from my other doctors and discovered I was to have cat scans because of spots on my right kidney. It determined I had a cancer on my right kidney. Because of Dr. Smooke, I was treated for this cancer [...]
By GREAT FULL • March 31, 2019
Colon cancer is a very preventable disease,” says Dr. Rajinder Kaushal, lead physician in gastroenterology at UCLA Health Santa Clarita and medical director of the UCLA Health Santa Clarita Endoscopy Lab. “Colon [...]
By uclahealth • March 28, 2019
“I love to bake, and the blue ribbon helps raise awareness,” says Marissa Chavez, a gastroenterology technician at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “March is colon cancer awareness month. Two years ago I wanted to make [...]
By uclahealth • March 20, 2019
“Little did I know that there was kind of a time bomb within me,” says Michael P. Richards, a patient liaison volunteer at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center who checked into the emergency room after having [...]
By uclahealth • March 18, 2019
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 [...]
By uclahealth • March 15, 2019