Items Tagged ‘National Cancer Survivorship Day’

Thyroid Cancer—It Runs In The Family

June 2, 2017

Thyroid Cancer—It Runs In The Family

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“It started a familial witch hunt to find family members who have the gene MEN2A,” says Alexandra Cantrell, who has a genetic condition that causes medullary thyroid cancer. “My dad used to work for Samsung Korea, and they do regular PET scans on the entire body. That’s how they detected his thyroid cancer; his throat […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer survivor, cancer survivorship, endocrine, endocrinology, featured, National Cancer Survivorship Day, patient stories, thyroid cancer, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


Colorectal Cancer: Tommy Chong talks colorectal cancer, colostomy bags and the healing power of humor

June 3, 2016

Colorectal Cancer: Tommy Chong talks colorectal cancer, colostomy bags and the healing power of humor

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Tommy Chong has had many identities in his decades-long career: comedian (he’s half of the Grammy Award-winning comedy duo Cheech & Chong), actor,

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Tags: cancer, colon cancer screening, colorectal cancer, colorectal surgery, colostomy bag, Dr. Kevork Kazanjian, featured, marijuana suppositories, National Cancer Survivorship Day, patient stories, prostate cancer, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center