Items Tagged ‘lung’

Becoming an organ donor

May 9, 2017

Becoming an organ donor

By uclahealth uclahealth

Each year, the number of people in need of organ transplants continues to grow. About 118,000 people are still waiting for an organ, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), and each day, 22 people die while waiting. Posthumous donation Those who register to have their organs donated after they’ve deceased […]

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Tags: blood cancer, blood donation, blood supplies, Bone-marrow transplantation, intestine transplant, intestines, liver, liver transplant, living donor, living organ donation, lung, lung transplant


March 30, 2017

Hope

By jane76 jane76

Hope. A good doctor provides his patient with hope. He uses all his education, knowledge and wisdom along with empathy, listening and kindness skills to provide the best diagnosis and treatment for his patient. But what if you patient has a difficult diagnosis like lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)? What if there are so few of us that […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Joseph Lynch III, LAM, lung, lung disease, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, patient stories, pulmonary disease, Pulmonology


November 3, 2016

I am searching for a way

By Kathyg46 Kathyg46

My story started in May of 2012 I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon cancer, so far I have had 3 surgeries to remove tumor in colon 2012, tumor in pelvic area, 2013, resection in right lung 2014. And of course, chemo for life. Current update, is large tumor attached to pelvic bone the size […]

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Tags: Braf mutation, cancer, chemotherapy, colon cancer, lung, medicare, patient stories, radiation, stage 4, stage 4 Colon cancer, tumor