Items Tagged ‘colorectal cancer’

Get Screened

March 25, 2019

Get Screened

By uclahealth uclahealth

“The month of March is devoted to trying to raise awareness about colorectal cancer,” says Dr. Raman Muthusamy, director of endoscopy for UCLA Health. “Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in this country. We have made some inroads over the past two decades but, unfortunately, a sizeable percentage of the population […]

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Tags: colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, Dr. Raman Muthusamy, endoscopy


From a Stage III colon cancer diagnosis to a cure, in a year

March 21, 2019

From a Stage III colon cancer diagnosis to a cure, in a year

By uclahealth uclahealth

Jim Frost, 57, is an avid hiker, who spends hours each week on local trails. He is also a real estate broker and appraiser; a husband and dog owner; and a cancer survivor, who was diagnosed with Stage III colorectal cancer last year after a routine screening. Before he was diagnosed with colon cancer, Frost […]

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Tags: colon cancer, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, colorectal surgery, Dr. Anne Lin, Dr. Ara Kardashian, Dr. Philip Cohen, Dr. Sandy Liu, Encino, patient story, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Coming to UCLA is Like Coming Home

March 18, 2019

Coming to UCLA is Like Coming Home

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Little did I know that there was kind of a time bomb within me,” says Michael P. Richards, a patient liaison volunteer at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center who checked into the emergency room after having trouble walking. “I was diagnosed with stage three colorectal cancer in March of 2014. I’m so prejudiced because of […]

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Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, colorectal cancer, emergency room, featured, patient liaison volunteer, stage three colorectal cancer


All your awkward colonoscopy questions answered

March 5, 2019

All your awkward colonoscopy questions answered

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women combined in the United States, yet it is estimated that 60 percent of those deaths are preventable through current screening methods. Why, then, are people so hesitant to get screened? “There’s an ‘ick’ factor when it comes to colorectal cancer screening because […]

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Tags: cancer, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, Dr. Fola May, FIT kit


Debunking some myths about one of the most common forms of cancer

March 1, 2019

Debunking some myths about one of the most common forms of cancer

By Denise Heady deniseheady

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in both men and women – but it needn’t be. That’s because screening can find colon cancer early, when it’s easier to treat. And screening can prevent it from occurring at all. According to the American Cancer Society, about one in three people in the United […]

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Tags: colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, Dr. Zev Wainberg, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


Protecting kids against HPV before cancer risk increases

August 15, 2017

Protecting kids against HPV before cancer risk increases

By Reggie Kumar reggiekumar

Some parents remain hesitant to get their children vaccinated for the human papilloma virus, despite assurances by medical experts that the recommended shots are both highly safe and effective. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the vaccine to protect females between the ages of 9 and 26 and males between the ages of 9 and […]

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Tags: adolescent cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, HPV, HPV vaccine


March 30, 2017

Thank you Dr. Vatche Agopian

By luz1 luz1

Dr. Vatche Agopian is my favorite doctor because he gave me a chance to live longer. He performed an extraordinary surgery on me, more than what was expected. And he is not only a great doctor but he is an amazing human being. He always cheered me up when I was sad and he gave […]

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Tags: colorectal cancer, colorectal surgery, Doctors Day, Dr. Vatche Agopian, patient stories, surgery, UCLA Colorectal Cancer Treatment Program


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


Overcoming bad genes

August 8, 2016

Overcoming bad genes

By uclahealth uclahealth

National Sons and Daughters Day on August 11 is a good excuse to celebrate all the things you love about your children, including those you’ve passed down to them: your crooked smile, your curly hair, your goofy sense of humor. But there are some genetic legacies ­– like a family history of diabetes, heart disease […]

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Tags: bad genes, BRCA genes, breast cancer, cancer, children, childrens health, cigarettes, colorectal cancer, diabetes, diet, DNA, environmental factors


Colorectal Cancer: Tommy Chong talks colorectal cancer, colostomy bags and the healing power of humor

June 3, 2016

Colorectal Cancer: Tommy Chong talks colorectal cancer, colostomy bags and the healing power of humor

By uclahealth uclahealth

Tommy Chong has had many identities in his decades-long career: comedian (he’s half of the Grammy Award-winning comedy duo Cheech & Chong), actor,

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Tags: cancer, colon cancer screening, colorectal cancer, colorectal surgery, colostomy bag, Dr. Kevork Kazanjian, featured, marijuana suppositories, National Cancer Survivorship Day, patient stories, prostate cancer, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center