Items Tagged ‘lymph nodes’

December 21, 2018

My Incredible UCLA Team

By Peanut Peanut

Through Lifescreen, a nodule was found on the left side of my thyroid. They told me to take it to my doctor. When I saw her, she did an ultrasound, then nothing happened. 6 months later I had still had symptoms so another ultrasound was done. But I was told my symptoms were likely just […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, Dr. Maletkovich, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, lymph nodes, patient stories, surgery, thyroid, thyroid problems, UCLA Porter Ranch, ultrasound

August 29, 2018

My Journey with Thyroid Cancer

By Fariba Fariba

Last June, I was diagnosed for papillary thyroid cancer. When I was initially diagnosed, my greatest concern was that the cancer had spread to my lymph nodes. During my visit the doctor performed an ultrasound and found that the cancer had not spread. I had surgery to remove my entire thyroid gland 2 months later. […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Micheal Yeh, endocrinology, lymph nodes, papillary thyroid cancer, patient stories, thyroid gland, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound

Ask the Doctors - Should I worry about my child's exposure to hand-foot-and-mouth disease?

August 3, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should I worry about my child’s exposure to hand-foot-and-mouth disease?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: My daughter’s school recently sent home a flyer about potential exposure to hand-foot-and-mouth disease. How worried should I be? Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) is very common. It occurs most often in infants and children less than 7 years of age and is caused by one of 16 types of enterovirus. Outbreaks are more likely […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, blisters, childhood illnesses, Dr. Robert Ashley, enterovirus, Hand food and mouth disease, lymph nodes, meningitis, viral infection, virtal meningitis

June 29, 2018

Lucky to Have Met My Physician and Surgeon

By luckyman luckyman

I received a total thyroidectomy and had 2 of my lymph nodes removed. Up until recently, I had no idea that there was an abnormality in my thyroid gland. Through my endocrinologist at UCLA Santa Monica, Dr. Shira Grock, I discovered a 2cm nodule in my thyroid. I am so thankful that she discovered this […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Shira Grock, endocrinologist, endocrinology, lymph nodes, pain medication, patient stories, surgery, thyroid gland, total thyroidectomy, UCLA Endocrine Center

April 30, 2018

My Journey

By LR543 LR543

Its been a year since I’ve had surgery with dr. Yeh. I was referred by my endocrinologist who found cancer on my thyroid. The surgery and immediate recovery was a little difficult because I don’t react well to anesthesia. I couldn’t laugh because I couldn’t move my neck. Within 3 weeks I was back at […]

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Tags: anesthesia, cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, lymph nodes, patient stories, surgery, thyroid, thyroid cancer

April 29, 2018

I Won the Lottery

By Jennifer Jennifer

I was having a routine check with my gynecologist when she found a thyroid nodule. For about a year before I had been feeling anxiety but another doctor had dismissed it and told me I was fine. I won the lottery when I saw someone who understood hormones. I met Dr. Masha Livhits for a […]

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Tags: Anxiety, Dr. Masha Livhits, gynecologist, hormones, lymph nodes, patient stories, routine check, thyroid, thyroid nodule

March 19, 2018

Rico’s Story

By Rico Rico

After 11 years of dialysis, I had a kidney transplant in October 2017. They found I had problems with my parathyroid so I had surgery for that. My calcium was high so in February 2018 I had surgery as my thyroid cancer had spread to my lymph nodes. The hospital staff at UCLA was very […]

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Tags: calcium, cancer, dialysis, Dr. Masha Livhits, kidney transplant, lymph nodes, parathyroid, patient stories, thyroid cancer, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology

Healthy and Cancer Free for 30 years.

February 22, 2018

Healthy and Cancer Free for 30 years.

By Andrew Andrew

30 years ago this month, I had a testicular cancer and it took a part of me and almost my life with a recurrence to my lymph nodes and spine a year later. I had chemo and radiation following. I spent several years dealing with my self-worth and self-value and feeling “incomplete”. The emotional scars […]

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Tags: cancer, chemo, Dr. Jesse Mills, featured, lymph nodes, Men's Health Month, patient stories, prosthesis, radiation, speaking engagement, testicular cancer, testicular prosthesis implant

November 29, 2017

Fight On

By G1951 G1951

Initially it was quite a shock that I had any kind of thyroid cancer, however the journey has been a challenge, not an ordeal. Along the way I’ve been nurtured, doctored by some wonderful people. I would say to any, if you feel a lump, don’t put it off, address it right away. I failed […]

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Tags: blood pressure, blood test, cancer, cancer tumor board, Dr. Deborah Wong, Dr. Michael Wong, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, lung nodules, lymph nodes, neck dissection

June 15, 2017

What I learned in the plastic room

By mjf mjf

I was seeing my regular doctor, Jan Miyakawa M.D., for other reasons when she noticed a thyroid nodule. She has been my doctor for over 30 years and she is amazing. Because of regular check ups and a good relationship, she was able to notice this right away, She said they are usually benign but […]

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Tags: benign, biopsy, cancer, cancer in lymph nodes, Dr. Janice Miyakawa, Dr. Micheal Yeh, Dr. Stephanie Smooke Praw, Geiger counter, low iodine diet, lymph nodes, nuclear medicine, papillary thyroid cancer