cancer

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

Lucas was diagnosed with Leukemia at the young age of 7 months old. He was treated at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital over the course of a year. It was a very difficult year for us as a family. But thanks [...]

By uclahealth • September 7, 2018
Grayson was diagnosed with Leukemia when he was four years old while on a family vacation.  He just turned seven and has one year left of chemotherapy, which has gone well.  Last year's Dribble for the Cure event opened up a whole [...]
By uclahealth • September 7, 2018
Genisee Grace, or Gigi as we call her, has always been a special kid with a brilliant mind. Kind of like a grown-up trapped in a kid’s body. She learned to read as a toddler and actually doesn’t remember a time when she couldn’t read. She absolutely loves learning and [...]
By uclahealth • September 7, 2018

It has been over five years since Alexa was last released from the hospital.  After being diagnosed with Medulloablastoma in 2013, Alexa spent over a year in and out of the hospital. She went through five months of chemotherapy and another month [...]

By uclahealth • September 7, 2018
When Pichona was f-sister went to the 4, her older half sister went to the hospital due to pain in her back. She had an ultrasound and was found to be positive for a genetic cancer. So, they wanted to see if siblings had the same issue. Since they weren't [...]
By Pichona • September 5, 2018
My doctor told me I needed extra medications for my diabetes so I went to see an endocrinologist, Dr. Martinez, who felt a nodule on my throat. When the ultrasound came back inconclusive, I was then referred to Dr. Yeh [...]
By Lee • August 30, 2018
Last June, I was diagnosed for papillary thyroid cancer. When I was initially diagnosed, my greatest concern was that the cancer had spread to my lymph nodes. During my visit the doctor performed an ultrasound and found that the cancer had not spread. I [...]
By Fariba • August 29, 2018
I started feeling discomfort in my neck and went to see my thyroid doctor. The doctor felt lumps and sent me for an ultrasound. Tumors were seen so I was sent for a biopsy. They told me I had thyroid cancer. I was referred to
By Maria • August 25, 2018
I had a thyroid sonogram done and that was when I learned I had papillary cancer so I had to get a thyroidectomy to remove my entire thyroid. My family doctor referred me to Dr. Leung who then referred me [...]
By Ellen • August 22, 2018