Items Tagged ‘chemotherapy’

Stem cell discovery may help conquer pediatric germ cell tumors

February 9, 2018

Stem cell discovery may help conquer pediatric germ cell tumors

By Tiare Dunlap tdunlap

Cancer treatments often come with a trade-off: They beat back the disease, only to leave a host of side effects in its place. Some of those side effects – such as chemotherapy-related infertility – can be permanent and life changing. Patients with germ cell tumors know this trade-off well. Such tumors, which begin in the […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, cancer treatments, chemotherapy, childhood cancer, childrens health, germ cell tumors, germ cells, infertility, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, pediatric cancer, pediatrics


February 2, 2018

Don’t Look Back on Life, Just Go Forward

By Manny rmannys78

Monday morning I went to work and had a little pain on my abdomen and called my wife and said I’m gonna go to the doctor. She actually said it must be a big pain because I don’t really go to the doctor. I went home and went to the doctor and did some research […]

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Tags: chemotherapy, CT scan, Dr. Masha Livhitz, hernia, kidney, patient stories, renal cancer, testicle cancer


When undergoing cancer therapy, a patient’s sense of taste may change

October 9, 2017

When undergoing cancer therapy, a patient’s sense of taste may change

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Both cancer and cancer treatments can have unexpected side effects for patients. One of the surprising ones, for some patients, is that the taste of certain foods may begin to change. Altered taste is a “very common nutritional change” for those undergoing cancer treatment, says Catherine Carpenter, professor of clinical nutrition at the David Geffen […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer treatments, Catherine Carpenter, chemotherapy, food, foods, nutrition, radiation, senses, taste


Pediatric Infusion Center: A space to heal and learn

July 11, 2017

Pediatric Infusion Center: A space to heal and learn

By uclahealth uclahealth

The boat is the first thing kids notice when they come to the Pediatric Infusion Center at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Dina’s Beach, as the front-desk area is known, is named for a former patient whose family donated funds to make the infusion center a more enjoyable place for kids and parents. The tropical theme, complete […]

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Tags: antibiotics, biologic therapies, blood transfusions, cancer, central-line blood draws, chemotherapy, child life specialist, chronic conditions, Dina’s Beach, infusion center, intravenous therapies, nursing


April 24, 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 3, 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 31, 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 29, 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 25, 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 30, 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