Items Tagged ‘colon cancer’

Colon cancer cured thanks to routine screening

March 6, 2019

Colon cancer cured thanks to routine screening

By uclahealth uclahealth

Kells Jesse, a production designer who lives in Venice, says that in recent years, he and his wife, Sylvia Castillo-Jesse, have made major lifestyle changes to prioritize their health. They optimized their nutrition and now eat a mostly vegan, plant-based diet; they incorporated more exercise into their routines; and last spring, they scheduled their routine […]

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Tags: Bob Hope Health Center, colon cancer, colon cancer screening, colon polyps, colonoscopy, Dr. Mary Farid, patient story, The Checkup


Do You Want to be Healthy?

March 4, 2019

Do You Want to be Healthy?

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Do you want to be healthy? Not just now, but in 10, 20 or 30 years from now?” asks Dr. Eric Esrailian, Chief of the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Disease and director of the Melvin and Bren Simon Digestive Disease Center at UCLA. “If the answer is yes to that question, it […]

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Tags: colon cancer, colonoscopy, Dr. Eric Esrailian, featured, stool testing


50+? Get Screened

March 4, 2019

50+? Get Screened

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Colon cancer is the second most common cause of cancer related death and the really unique thing is that it’s largely preventable,” says Dr. Fola May, assistant professor of medicine and physician-scientist. “You’d think people would take advantage of screening modalities to catch it early, but only 60% of the population participated in screenings, despite […]

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Tags: cancer, colon cancer, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, Dr. Fola May, featured


Ask the Doctors - Should I boost my vitamin D levels to reduce disease risk?

May 29, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should I boost my vitamin D levels to reduce disease risk?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I had my thyroid removed because of papillary cancer, and my surgeon has advised me to take high levels of vitamin D. He says there may be a correlation between low vitamin D levels and the development of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. If I remember correctly, the normal blood range for vitamin D […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, Ask the Doctors, colon cancer, dietary supplements, Dr. Robert Ashley, menopause, papillary thyroid cancer, radiation exposure, thyroid cancer, vitamin D


Ask the Doctors - Who really needs to take a daily aspirin?

April 19, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Who really needs to take a daily aspirin?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: If you don’t have risk factors for having a heart attack, should you be taking aspirin every day? Let’s consider the risk factors, how aspirin works and the numbers. The risk factors for having a heart attack include diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, high LDL cholesterol (the so-called “bad” cholesterol) and age.  Aspirin […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, aspirin, colon cancer, daily aspirin, Dr. Robert Ashley, heart attack, low-dose aspirin


March 29, 2018

Best oncologist!

By Pnaynrg Pnaynrg

Dr Zev Wainberg has always been the best! I’m so grateful for everything he has done for me! He is so understanding, especially with my personal life! I’m so grateful I turned to him to be my permanent oncologist. I trust him 100% with my Stage 4 colon cancer. He’s saving my life!

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Tags: cancer, colon cancer, Doctors Day, Dr. Zev Wainberg, oncologist, patient stories


Ask the Doctors - Is there really a link between wine and melanoma risk?

March 16, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is there really a link between wine and melanoma risk?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Given a choice, I’ll always choose white wine over red. But a recent study linking white wine to increased melanoma risk made me reconsider. Am I overreacting? Dear Reader: This is a difficult question without a simple answer — so let’s start with some basics. Alcohol metabolizes into the chemical acetaldehyde, which can […]

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Tags: alcohol consumption, breast cancer, caffeine intake, cancer, colon cancer, disease, DNA mutations, Dr. Robert Ashley, epidimiology, liver cancer, melanoma, melanoma risk


March 30, 2017

Stage 4 colon cancer with liver metastasis

By paws10 paws10

Dr. Shahryar Ashouri is my oncologist. I absolutely adore him. He’s passionate, caring, personable and an all around good man. In 2013, I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer with liver metastasis. Dr. Ashouri never made me feel like I had no chance. He stood by my side then and he’s still standing by […]

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Tags: cancer care, colon cancer, colonoscopy, Doctors Day, Dr. Shahryar Ashouri, liver surgery, liver transplant, oncology, patient stories, thyroid, UCLA liver transplant team


November 3, 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


Should I expand my Meatless Monday to include the rest of the week?

October 13, 2016

Should I expand my Meatless Monday to include the rest of the week?

By Roxanne Moster Roxanne Moster

With my stomach growling one recent Monday, I ended up at our hospital cafeteria for a tasty and filling lunch.  As I entered the cafeteria, I noticed a sign with the headline “Eat less meat.  Good for your body, your mind and your wallet.” Well, I’d heard of “Meatless Mondays” before, but never really stopped […]

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Tags: cancer, carbon footprint, cardiovascular disease, chronic conditions, colon cancer, diabetes, green practice awards, greenhouse gases, healthy recipes, meatless, meatless monday, nutrition