Items Tagged ‘chemotherapy’

Grayson's Story

September 7, 2018

Grayson’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 new world for our family….UCLA Women’s Basketball!!  On that day, several of the […]

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Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, dribble for the cure, leukemia, pediatric cancer, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Alexa's Story

September 7, 2018

Alexa’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 of radiation treatments. Today, she is healthy and is a very active ten-year-old.  She is taking dance lessons, something […]

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Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, dribble for the cure, featured, hospital, medulloablastoma, pediatric cancer, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology, radiation, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


August 17, 2018

My Experience Battling Cancer

By CKFM CKFM

I had a lump on the right side of my neck. My primary care physician made an appointment for me with an endocrinologist in Orange County. A biopsy was done and I was told that it was cancer and that it did not look good. We needed to move quickly. The endocrinologist had just been […]

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Tags: biopsy, calcium level, cancer, chemotherapy, Dr. Deborah Wong, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Robert Chin, endocrinologist, patient stories, primary care physician, radiology, scarring


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 Tiare Dunlap

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 Manny

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 Ryan Hatoum

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 David

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