lymph node

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. [...]

By BobM • June 22, 2018

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 [...]

By Lexi • March 5, 2018

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 [...]

By Mary • January 31, 2018

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. [...]

By Side of the Rice Field • January 26, 2018

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 [...]

By DrewR • January 13, 2018

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 [...]

By cory • July 11, 2017

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 [...]

By radinbrosrealty • October 26, 2016

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 [...]

By pismostan • August 30, 2016