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“I was one hundred percent sure I had hemorrhoids,” recalls Stephane Strouk, an avid motorcyclist who decided to get a colonoscopy in 2016 to be sure. “I woke up, and the doctor said I had stage 3C colorectal cancer. I did 37 radiation treatments, five treatments per week. You meet wonderful people [...]

By uclahealth • September 2, 2020
“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 [...]
By uclahealth • March 25, 2019
Jim Frost, 57, is an avid hiker, who spends hours each week on local trails. He is also a [...]
By uclahealth • March 21, 2019
“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 [...]
By uclahealth • March 18, 2019
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 [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • March 5, 2019
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, [...]
By Denise Heady • March 1, 2019
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 [...]
By Reggie Kumar • August 15, 2017
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 [...]
By luz1 • March 30, 2017
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 [...]
By whwriter • March 29, 2017
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 [...]
By uclahealth • August 8, 2016