Items Tagged ‘CT scan’

An Ambulance Like No Other

March 4, 2019

An Ambulance Like No Other

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My grandfather passed away from a stroke, so getting involved was something near and dear to my heart,” says Matt Hill, paramedic and captain with the Santa Monica Fire Department who works on the UCLA Health Mobile Stroke Unit. “Whenever the Mobile Stroke Unit is in operation there is a doctor, nurse, CT technician and […]

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Tags: CT scan, featured, hemorrhagic stroke, ischemic stroke, Mobile Stroke Unit, Santa Monica Fire Department, stroke, UCLA Health Mobile Stroke Unit

October 15, 2018

Happy with Results

By Nana Nana

In 2008, my blood pressure went up after I had my first child. I exercised and it went down to normal. Then in 2011, I had my second child and it went up again. This time, exercise did not reduce it. My doctor thought it might be hormones so he sent me to Dr. Yen, […]

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Tags: blood pressure, CT scan, Dr. Michael Yeh, hormones, irregular heartbeats, medications, patient stories, surgery, tumor, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Endocrinology

September 13, 2018

Success with Dr. Livhits

By Mark Mark

A couple years ago, I started having abdominal pain on my left side every couple of months, so I went to the doctor and they found a 4 cm cyst. They initially told me that I would not need surgery and that it would pop on its own. However, the pain started becoming more frequent […]

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Tags: abdominal pain, benign cyst, CT scan, cyst, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, patient stories, surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center

August 31, 2018

Nat’s Adventure

By Nat Nat

From a CT scan, my doctor found something on top of my adrenal gland and decided that the whole adrenal gland should be removed just in case it was a tumor. My results came back good and the cut that Dr. Livhits made is also good and healing well. My hospital stay was good; however, […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, CT scan, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, endocrinology, patient stories, tumor, UCLA Endocrine Center

April 19, 2018

A Young Man’s Tale

By David David

I had pain in my abdomen. It made me nervous as I didn’t know what was wrong. I went to a different hospital that did an ultrasound and thought it was my gallbladder but they were wrong. So I went to another provider that did a CT scan and found a 9mm adrenal mass. When […]

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Tags: adrenal mass, CT scan, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, endocrinology, gallbladder, ganglial neuroma, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound

April 13, 2018

Metastatic kidney cancer to the neck

By P P

On March of 2017 I was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive kidney cancer (collecting duct carcinoma) that had metastasized to my neck through my lymphatic system. I was diagnosed at UCLA after leaving city of Hope, where I was originally misdiagnosed in June 2016 (was told it was a kidney cyst). I started an […]

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Tags: CT scan, double chemo therapies, Dr. Alexandra Drakaki, Dr. Amar Kishan, Dr. Karim Chamie, Dr. Maie St. John, enlarged lymph node, immunotherapy treatment, kidney cancer, kidney cyst, kidney surgery, lymphatic system

My journey

March 30, 2018

My journey

By MARYJane71 MARYJane71

My gynocology Oncologist (Dr Joshua Cohen) is awesome. The day I first visited his office I was upset and thought I was going to die a terrible death. He spent over an hour with me explaining my diagnosis and proposed treatment plan. He answered all my questions, and I left his office with hope and […]

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Tags: chemo, CT scan, Doctors Day, Dr. Joshua Cohen, gynocology oncologist, patient stories, radiation, radiologist

February 12, 2018

Don’t Wait, Take Your Health Seriously

By Belle Belle

During a routine checkup last August, my primary care doctor found that I had an abnormal lump in my neck. She directed me to have a set of tests and an Ultrasound, and the results came back showing high levels of Calcium in the urine and an abnormal result in the Ultrasound image. She referred […]

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Tags: abnormal lump, cancer, CT scan, Dr. Dianne Cheung, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, endocrinology, high levels of Calcium, parathyroid, parathyroidism, patient stories, routine checkup

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

February 1, 2018

The Best Cancer To Have

By DS3737 DS3737

I found out that I had thyroid cancer in a weird way. I had a CT scan on my lungs and it showed up. I went to have a test to see if it was suspicious and it was and they did a biopsy which was positive. I went to see Dr. Ann who referred […]

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Tags: biopsy, CT scan, Dr. Masha Livhitz, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, patient stories, radioactive pill, sore throat, surgery, thyroid cancer