Items Tagged ‘lung cancer’

This clinical trial was a life saver

October 23, 2019

This clinical trial was a life saver

By uclahealth uclahealth

Parton knew he needed extraordinary measures to beat the disease: the cancer was spreading all over his body. That’s when he met with Dr. Edward Garon of the UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Tags: chemotherapy, Dr. Edward Garon, keytruda, lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


Lung cancer screening offers early detection

February 13, 2019

Lung cancer screening offers early detection

By uclahealth uclahealth

Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of both men and women in the United States — over 160,000 people will die each year from the disease. Identifying lung cancer early may make it easier to treat. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now urges low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening for adults with a specific […]

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Tags: CT screening, early signs of lung cancer, lung cancer, lung cancer diagnosis, lung CT scan, UCLA Lung Cancer Screening Clinic, UCLA Radiology


February 6, 2019

My friend, Dad*

By Oats33 Oats33

After my father passed away from lung & brain cancer. He’s body was donated to UCLA for research & study. I’ve been always proud to have worked for President Reagan & to know that one of u/r centers is named after him. My mother mailed me from L.A., my birth place, a cap w/d letters […]

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Tags: brain cancer, cancer, Dr. Christopher Tarnay, female bladder solutions, lung cancer, patient stories, UCLA Donated Body Program


New drug offers greater hope for some patients with lung cancer

November 7, 2016

New drug offers greater hope for some patients with lung cancer

By uclahealth uclahealth

For the vast majority of patients with lung cancer, advances in treatment have been minimal. Chemotherapy remains the standard of care, and for those whose cancer worsens during or after initial treatment, the outcome of so-called second-line therapy has been poor: Only about 10 percent of patients show any improvement, and the average length of […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer cells, chemotherapy, clinical trial, docetaxel, Dr. Edward Garon, former smokers, lung cancer, malignancies, non-small cell lung cancer, NSCLC, ramucirumab


Fighting cancer—and honoring a beloved aunt—one cake at a time

August 9, 2016

Fighting cancer—and honoring a beloved aunt—one cake at a time

By Reggie Kumar Reggie Kumar

For Abby Nathanson, 17, and best friend Ruby Garland, 17, baking cakes is a bittersweet tribute to a woman who was known not only for her love of creating sweet treats, but also her warrior-like attitude and determination to beat one of the deadliest cancers in the world. In 2013, Abby’s beloved aunt Jodi Nathanson […]

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Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, children, childrens health, clinical trials, lung cancer, lung cancer research, news, non-small cell lung cancer, radiation, radiation oncology, UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


Five surprising ways air pollution is making us sick

June 15, 2016

Five surprising ways air pollution is making us sick

By uclahealth uclahealth

Smog isn’t just unsightly. It’s downright dangerous. As you might expect, breathing in the small particles and noxious gases in polluted air can worsen respiratory problems, such as asthma and emphysema. However, your lungs aren’t the only things affected. In fact, air pollution can affect your health from head to toe, starting with these five […]

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Tags: air pollution, asthma, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, cancer, chest pain, depression, emphysema, heart attacks, heart disease, heart failure, life expectancy, lung cancer


June 6, 2016

I am the ultimate cancer survivor!

By Rebecca Miller Rebecca Miller

In May 2014, I had a routine breast cancer screening at UCLA Medical Center on 15th Street in Santa Monica. I had numerous x-rays and ultrasounds. I was diagnosed with breast cancer on both breasts, but they were two different types of breast cancer in each breast. I underwent two lumpectomy surgeries in my left […]

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Tags: basal carcinoma, breast cancer, breast cancer screening, cancer survivor, cancer survivorship, colon cancer, lumpectomy surgeries, lung cancer, oncologist, patient stories, radiation, radiation treatment


June 6, 2016

Life lesson to understand healing

By Jenang Jenang

It’s been almost 6 years since I had my surgery for my lung cancer. I have been given this life opportunity to experience what it takes to recover from a major chest wound while I have been working in the field of thoracic surgery for more than ten years. Healing begins from inside of our […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer survivorship, lung cancer, patient stories, thoracic surgery