Items Tagged ‘lymph node’

A New Hope

June 22, 2018

A New Hope

By BobM BobM

Before coming to UCLA, I was diagnosed with advanced stage cancer of the base of tongue with lymph node involvement. I was treated with chemo and radiation locally in the Palm Desert area. The initial post treatment PET scan showed residual/persistent cancer in the tongue and a lymph node. I was told to seek a […]

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Tags: advanced stage cancer, chemo, Dr. Maie St. John, featured, head and neck cancer, hospice, lymph node, patient stories, PET scan, radiation, reconstructive surgeon, surgery


March 5, 2018

Second Time is a charm

By Lexi Lexi

I was worried when UCLA took over the health plan for my union. I thought there would be less personal care and more red tape to get needed procedures done. However, the opposite has been true. I am now post-op with my second bout of thyroid cancer and have been incredibly pleased with how easy […]

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Tags: biopsies, cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Mora-Beccerra, endocrinologist, health plan, lymph node, patient stories, thyroid cancer, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology, ultrasounds


January 31, 2018

A Plus

By Mary Mary

I work for an ENT. He was buying an ultrasound machine and was testing the machine on his staff. When it was my turn, he noticed a lymph node on the right side and then on the left. He told me I should see an endocrinologist. This was late in 2010. I was diagnosed with […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, lymph node, papillary carcinoma, patient stories, scar tissue, speech problems, surgery, total thyroidectomy, ucla endocrine, ultrasound


January 26, 2018

Second surgery

By Side of the Rice Field Side of the Rice Field

My original thyroidectomy was 5 1/2 years ago. My globulin was always too high so I had followups every 3 months. I had two rounds of radioactive iodine but it still did not kill the cancer. My lymph node was growing rapidly so my endocrinologist referred me to Dr. Yeh. He scheduled surgery within the […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, globulin, lymph node, patient stories, post surgery, radioactive iodine, surgery, thyroidectomy


January 13, 2018

Surprise Diagnosis

By DrewR DrewR

My GP felt my neck at a routine physical and thought it felt a little thick. I had a biopsy done and the results were benign. However, I had to have the left thyroid removed because it was so enlarged. After the surgery they found thyroid cancer in a lymph node. Dr. Livhits called me […]

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Tags: benign, biopsy, cancer, Dr. Masha Livhitz, enlarged thyroid, lymph node, patient stories, surgery, thyroid, thyroid cancer


July 11, 2017

Weathered the Storm

By cory cory

My words to others is – it gets better, It was a challenge and the unfamiliar and unknown can be scary. The process was rough. I didn’t see or feel a lump and barely knew what a thyroid was. I just had a minor sore throat. My regular doctor gave me some antibiotics and said […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, cancerous, CT scan, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, ENT, lymph node, patient stories, radioactive iodine, sore throat, support system


It started with my annual mammogram

October 26, 2016

It started with my annual mammogram

By radinbrosrealty radinbrosrealty

At the age of 50, just after sending the youngest of my 3 beautiful daughters off to live in Israel for a year, I went for my annual mammogram. I received a phone call on a Friday afternoon explaining that I needed to come back for some additional images. The follow up was scheduled for […]

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Tags: bilateral mastectomy, bone scans, BRCA 1, BRCA 1 gene, BRCA 2, BRCA 2 gene, breast cancer, breast cancer researcher, breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction after mastectomy, breast reduction, cancer


August 30, 2016

Complete thyroidectomy and adjacent lymph nodes

By pismostan pismostan

I had an endocrinologist, Dr. Jelena Maletkovich, who suspected I had thyroid nodules. I had a sonogram. A second sonogram showed more calcified nodules. The fine needle aspirtation done by Dr. Yaroslav Gofnung showed Bethesdda level 5 pathology report 65-70% possibility of malignancy. The diagnosis was papillary thyroid carcinoma. Subsequent to that I was referred […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, calcified nodules, cancer, Dr. Jelena Maletkovic Barjaktarevic, Dr. Jelena Maletkovich, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Yaroslav Gofnung, endocrine, endocrinologist, lymph node, papillary thyroid carcinoma