Items Tagged ‘leukemia’

March 2, 2019

Positive mindset helps lead to a positive outcome

By uclahealth uclahealth

Robert Miller had no idea his life was about to be turned upside down by cancer. He expected some routine blood tests in preparation for back surgery. But his doctor found that his platelet levels (which should have been around 140,000) were at 40,000. “By the time I repeated the test a few days later, […]

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Tags: all, blood cancer, leukemia, leukemia and lymphoma, patient story, UCLA bone marrow and stem cell transplant program


Leone's Story

September 19, 2018

Leone’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

Leone is four years old and loves to watch sports on TV with grandpa, when watching basketball or baseball, he will bounce a ball or swing the bat as the players do. Leone was diagnosed with Leukemia one year ago and had set backs, like six weeks at the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital with two […]

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


Lucas's Story

September 7, 2018

Lucas’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

Lucas was diagnosed with Leukemia at the young age of 7 months old. He was treated at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital over the course of a year. It was a very difficult year for us as a family. But thanks to the wonderful team of doctors, nurses and staff Lucas is in remission and thriving! […]

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


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


Pediatric cancer: What you can do to help children cope

October 3, 2017

Pediatric cancer: What you can do to help children cope

By uclahealth uclahealth

A diagnosis of pediatric cancer can be confusing and scary for children and their siblings. Here are some tips from the American Cancer Society on how parents can help kids cope. Supporting children with cancer For little ones up to age 3: Stay with children during tests and distract them with toys. Cuddle them often […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer in children, child life, family support, leukemia, pediatric cancer, UCLA Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


July 20, 2017

Thyroid Cancer Manifested as Overall Discomfort

By iamjustingray iamjustingray

Before I found out about my thyroid cancer I thought I was going through depression – I felt very moody and lethargic, finding myself napping at 9:30am. My wife began to notice these changes and was confused, because I’m normally not the type of person to feel down and tired all the time. I was […]

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Tags: bronchitis, chest infection, depression, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, fine needle biopsy, leukemia, patient stories, swollen lymph node, thyroid cancer


Blood-cancer research, patients focus of “Light The Night” walk

October 24, 2016

Blood-cancer research, patients focus of “Light The Night” walk

By Roxanne Moster rmoster

With invitations to so many worthy medical causes and events, it becomes a difficult decision to figure out how to devote your time and energy.  But a colleague who was diagnosed with a blood cancer gave me a laser focus on an upcoming event. Like my treasured co-worker, Jassmine Ahumada’s 7-year-old son, Rey, should be […]

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Tags: adult leukemia, American Society of Hematology, blood cancer, blood cells, bone marrow, cancer, cancer survivors, cancer treatment, chemotherapy, clinical trials, Dr. John Timmerman, engineered T cells


March 30, 2016

He’s saving my son’s life!

By vmbathfield vmbathfield

On April 5th, 2013 we were told that our son Sam, who had just turned 10, had Leukemia. The shock of hearing this is beyond belief. It was in the very early hours of a Friday morning (and we had been awake all Thursday night as they admitted Sam to the hospital from the ER […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Theodore Moore, ER, leukemia, patient stories


Leukemia diagnosis for my son Sam

January 20, 2016

Leukemia diagnosis for my son Sam

By vmbathfield vmbathfield

My son Sam was 10 years old and 1 month on the day he was diagnosed with Leukemia. He had been so excited for his 10th birthday. Double digits was a big deal. Little did we know that 30 days later things would be an even bigger deal. He was diagnosed with ALL. We are […]

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Tags: acute lymphoblastic leukemia, all, leukemia, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, Parent Advisory Council, patient stories, pediatrics


Leukemia survivor with paraganglioma

November 20, 2015

Leukemia survivor with paraganglioma

By uclahealth uclahealth

“What I have is inoperable. I have pain in my leg and I’ve learned to live with that,” says Keith, a 60- year-old leukemia survivor who discovered he had a paraganglioma (a tumor that sits on his adrenal gland). Keith chose Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center because, “what I have is rare. I need treatments […]

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Tags: cancer, endocrine, leukemia, paraganglioma, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center