cancer

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. [...]
By Denise Heady • January 2, 2019
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 [...]
By Peanut • December 21, 2018
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 [...]
By Jenny • November 8, 2018
“Waiting for my biopsy results was the longest 10 days,” says 44-year-old Brenda Palacios, who was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in March of 2017. “I had been getting yearly mammograms since I was 40, so they detected it on time. When I went to
By uclahealth • October 22, 2018
I was having some neck problems so an ultrasound was done. A nodule was discovered on my thyroid. The doctor told me to wait and we would watch it. A biopsy was done and I was still told we could monitor it. I waited two years. But I came to [...]
By Auntie • October 3, 2018
Knowing the facts about breast cancer treatment and prevention is crucial in reducing your risk. However, there are a number of misconceptions about the disease that can make it difficult [...]
By Denise Heady • October 2, 2018
Dr. St. John is the rare type of surgeon who possesses both exceptional skill in the operating room and an extraordinary capacity for empathy and kindness beyond it. When we talked, she truly listened, and her entire team treated me with kindness and respect. [...]
By Libby • September 19, 2018
Leone is four years old and loves to watch sports on TV with grandpa, when watching basketball or baseball, he will bounce a ball or swing the bat as the players do. Leone was diagnosed with Leukemia one year ago and had set backs, like six weeks at the UCLA [...]
By uclahealth • September 19, 2018
Skye is a three year old-whose life has already been well-documented because of the amazing way her life has touched so many people! Skye was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia when she was an infant and received the first of three By uclahealth • September 17, 2018
In July 2017, I had a sore throat as did my daughter. I took her to Urgent Care where they swabbed our throats to look for strep throat. The swabs were negative but the PA noticed an enlarged thyroid. She suggested that the next time I saw a doctor I [...]
By Amster • September 8, 2018