Items Tagged ‘medullary thyroid cancer’

November 19, 2019

MTC Survivor

By A day that is embedded in my mind forever A day that is embedded in my mind forever

On the day before my daughter’s 14th birthday, I’m visiting with my parents when I get a phone call from my doctor’s nurse. “Hi Hope. What’s up?” I had no worries, for I just had my biopsy a few days prior on my thyroid, and the doctor doing the procedure assured me that the tissue […]

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Tags: calcitonin, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, medullary thyroid cancer, papillary or follicular thyroid cancer, papillary thyroid cancer, patient stories, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrine Center

November 3, 2017

When You’ve Done Your Best, Everything Falls into Place

By CalOrchid CalOrchid

I was diagnosed with medullary thyroid cancer in late August and received surgery 5 weeks following the diagnosis. I had been noticing several benign nodules with a previous physician, but he disregarded them and closed the case. Unsatisfied with this conclusion, I remained adamant to find another endocrinologist who would explore the issue further. I […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Masha Lihvits, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, medullary thyroid cancer, patient stories, surgery, ucla endocrine