Items Tagged ‘chemotherapy’

April 24th, 2017

Left Adrenalcortical Carcinoma Surgery

By karen441 karen441

In early January 2017 I was diagnosed with a 12 cm tumor on my left adrenal gland and referred to Dr. Yeh and Dr. Livhits. One trip to UCLA resulted in an immediate surgery scheduled as well as a same day consult with Dr. Michael Wong, an oncologist specializing in this type of rare cancer. […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, adrenalcortical carcinoma, adrenalcortical carcinoma surgery, cancer, chemotherapy, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Wong, Dr. Michael Yeh, epidural, oncologist, patient stories, surgery


David's Journey: Ewing Sarcoma

April 3rd, 2017

David’s Journey: Ewing Sarcoma

By David david007

Our journey started back in 2014 when David was 3 years old. We took him to Children’s Orthopaedic in Los Angeles for pain on his left leg. He could not walk and he was in a lot of pain. This is where we meet Dr. Mauricio Silva. He took X-rays and wanted more exams. David needed an […]

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Tags: bone cancer, chemotherapy, Doctors Day, Dr. Mauricio Silva, Dr. Nicholas M. Bernthal, Dr. Noah Federman, Ewing Sarcoma, osteomyelitis, patient stories, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


March 31st, 2017

Breast cancer treatment

By pat16 pat16

I am thankful for the care from Dr. Amy Kusske and her team at UCLA Breast Center, Santa Monica. Dr. Kusske treated me 10 years ago and again in 2016. My chemo treatment was expertly managed by Dr. Parvin Peddi. I am cancer free after the chemo treatment and my breast surgery. While the diagnosis […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer surgery, cancer, chemotherapy, Doctors Day, Dr. Amy Kusske, Dr. Parvin Peddi, patient stories


Drs. Anne Lin and Arnold Chin gave me back my life

March 29th, 2017

Drs. Anne Lin and Arnold Chin gave me back my life

By whwriter whwriter

In 2014, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 colorectal cancer and immediately began to research a surgeon at UCLA. I was really lucky to find Dr. Anne Lin, a compassionate and wonderful surgeon, who took me into the preparation of my surgery at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Lin worked together with Dr. Arnold […]

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Tags: cancer, cancerous tumor, chemotherapy, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, colorectal surgery, Doctors Day, Dr. Anne Lin, Dr. Arnold I. Chin, Dr. Christina Ha, Dr. Michael Rosove, patient stories


I am a Pancreatic cancer survivor

January 25th, 2017

I am a Pancreatic cancer survivor

By miracle man miracle man

I was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer July 11, 2014. On August 11 I had the Whipple surgery. I endured nearly two years of chemo therapy. I am still alive and well and the cancer is in complete remission. Medical science, spiritual guidance, and Surgical skill extended my live.

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Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, pancreatic cancer, patient stories, remission, whipple surgery


18-Year Brain Tumor Survivor Thriving from 3rd Awake Brain Surgery & Immunotherapy Vaccine from Dr. Linda Liau at UCLA

November 30th, 2016

18-Year Brain Tumor Survivor Thriving from 3rd Awake Brain Surgery & Immunotherapy Vaccine from Dr. Linda Liau at UCLA

By jwals jwals

Jeannine Walston shares her story, with detailed information about her experience at UCLA, Dr. Liau, brain surgery, immunotherapy vaccine, and how to support research.

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Tags: awake brain surgery, blood biomarkers, brain cancer vaccines, brain tumor, brain tumors, cancer, chemotherapy, clinical trials, DCVax-L vaccine, Dr. Linda Liau MD PhD, functional brain mapping, functional MRI


New drug offers greater hope for some patients with lung cancer

November 7th, 2016

New drug offers greater hope for some patients with lung cancer

By uclahealth uclahealth

For the vast majority of patients with lung cancer, advances in treatment have been minimal. Chemotherapy remains the standard of care, and for those whose cancer worsens during or after initial treatment, the outcome of so-called second-line therapy has been poor: Only about 10 percent of patients show any improvement, and the average length of […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer cells, chemotherapy, clinical trial, docetaxel, Dr. Edward Garon, former smokers, lung cancer, malignancies, non-small cell lung cancer, NSCLC, ramucirumab


November 3rd, 2016

I am searching for a way

By Kathyg46 kathyg46

My story started in May of 2012 I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon cancer, so far I have had 3 surgeries to remove tumor in colon 2012, tumor in pelvic area, 2013, resection in right lung 2014. And of course, chemo for life. Current update, is large tumor attached to pelvic bone the size […]

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Tags: Braf mutation, cancer, chemotherapy, colon cancer, lung, medicare, patient stories, radiation, stage 4, stage 4 Colon cancer, tumor


It started with my annual mammogram

October 26th, 2016

It started with my annual mammogram

By radinbrosrealty radinbrosrealty

At the age of 50, just after sending the youngest of my 3 beautiful daughters off to live in Israel for a year, I went for my annual mammogram. I received a phone call on a Friday afternoon explaining that I needed to come back for some additional images. The follow up was scheduled for […]

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Tags: bilateral mastectomy, bone scans, BRCA 1, BRCA 1 gene, BRCA 2, BRCA 2 gene, breast cancer, breast cancer researcher, breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction after mastectomy, breast reduction, cancer


Blood-cancer research, patients focus of “Light The Night” walk

October 24th, 2016

Blood-cancer research, patients focus of “Light The Night” walk

By Roxanne Moster rmoster

With invitations to so many worthy medical causes and events, it becomes a difficult decision to figure out how to devote your time and energy.  But a colleague who was diagnosed with a blood cancer gave me a laser focus on an upcoming event. Like my treasured co-worker, Jassmine Ahumada’s 7-year-old son, Rey, should be […]

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Tags: adult leukemia, American Society of Hematology, blood cancer, blood cells, bone marrow, cancer, cancer survivors, cancer treatment, chemotherapy, clinical trials, Dr. John Timmerman, engineered T cells