Items Tagged ‘lymph nodes’

November 28, 2016

Cancer and comedy both start with C.

By laura12 laura12

Identifying Marks I had known for about five years I was dying. I just couldn’t get the doctors to agree with me. Being a highly organized person, I began to plan effectively for the event. I took out both life and paycheck insurance. I disposed of my high school diaries and old love letters, so […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, lymph nodes, parathyroid disease, patient stories, radiation, Reaven's Syndrome, scar, scars, support group


UCLA Breast Cancer Surgeon Sorts Out the Facts: Is that Double Mastectomy Really Necessary?

October 25, 2016

UCLA Breast Cancer Surgeon Sorts Out the Facts: Is that Double Mastectomy Really Necessary?

By Simi Singer Simi Singer

When Angeline Vuong, 27, was diagnosed with cancer in one breast earlier this year, her first reaction was “A DOUBLE MASTECTOMY. NOW. ”  Turns out, she’s far from alone: a recent JAMA study of 190,000 breast cancer cases in California between 1998 and 2011 found a six-fold increase in the percentage of women with early-stage […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast surgeon, cancer, double mastectomy, Dr. Deanna Atti, estrogen, lungs, lymph nodes, mastectomy, metastatic disease, surgery, Tamoxifen


October 10, 2016

Triumphant Thyroid Cancer Surgery!

By tsgrummon tsgrummon

After having her thyroid out in 2011 due to cancer, “Gigi” (ficticious name used for this true story) went back to her then doctor every six months, for five years, for blood tests. The results hovered in the same place and never really came down. Gigi was always curious about this but it was explained […]

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Tags: biopsy, blood tests, cancer, cancerous lymph nodes, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, iodine treatment, lymph nodes, MRI, patient stories