Items Tagged ‘nodule’

October 3, 2018

Gratitude

By Auntie ezatrahmanian

I was having some neck problems so an ultrasound was done. A nodule was discovered on my thyroid. The doctor told me to wait and we would watch it. A biopsy was done and I was still told we could monitor it. I waited two years. But I came to UCLA and was told we […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, neck problems, nodule, patient stories, surgery, thyroid nodule, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology, ultrasound


August 30, 2018

Unexpected But Satisfied Experience

By Lee eaglelee

My doctor told me I needed extra medications for my diabetes so I went to see an endocrinologist, Dr. Martinez, who felt a nodule on my throat. When the ultrasound came back inconclusive, I was then referred to Dr. Yeh for surgery for the removal of the right side of my thyroid. Although I had […]

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Tags: cancer, diabetes, Dr. Dorothy Martinez, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, endocrinology, nodule, patient stories, radiation, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, thyroid, thyroid issues


July 6, 2018

I Survived

By Stephy stephanielujan21

About 5 or 6 years ago I found a nodule on my neck. I wasn’t sure if it was abnormal but since I had no insurance I waited several years before I had a checkup. When I finally did, the biopsy was benign.No one told me to followup so I didn’t. But one of my […]

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Tags: benign, biopsy, cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, ENT, nodule, papillary carcinoma, patient stories, radiation therapy, thyroid, total thyroidectomy


November 29, 2017

Fight On

By G1951 oldramsfan

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


September 12, 2017

In spite…there is still hope

By Tasha mahdinatasha

Last year I was working for an Americorps program in Sacramento. In the spring I noticed that my throat had gotten so large that I could not button my collar. I came to a graduation at USC for my brother-in-law in May and my parents noticed the difference. I had a June appointment made with […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer surgery, diet, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, iodine, iodine pill, no salt, no seafood, nodule


July 10, 2017

Yeah for Dr.Yeh

By glaabfamily glaabfamily

I was going through many tests to see if a nodule was benign, I kept being told it was suspicious. A friend referred me to Dr. Yeh. I set up an appointment. An ultrasound determined my parathyroid had entered into my thyroid. Because of his expertise, Dr. Yeh was able to find this. A few […]

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Tags: allergies, Dr. Michael Yeh, neck pain, nodule, parathyroid, patient stories, thyroid, thyroid removal, TMJ


May 19, 2017

Unexpected Discovery

By rbertell rbertell

I’m a teacher and have 2 beautiful children who are grown up and self dependent. I had my thyroid removed a few weeks ago because it was found to be cancerous, and I discovered it in an unconventional way. I was in the doctor’s office for something else, and the doctor pointed out that I […]

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Tags: Dr. Micheal Yeh, nodule, nodules, patient stories, support group, thyroid, thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules


November 2, 2016

My visit with UCLA Endocrine Surgery

By Julita jgarro

I found myself at UCLA through word of mouth, when the nodule was found. My mom mentioned that UCLA was a teaching and research based hospital and thus they are cutting edge and more open in general. I found Dr. Livhits through Dr. Hershman Making the choice to have surgery was really hard on me. […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Jerome Hershman, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrine surgery, large nodule, malignancy, nodule, patient stories, surgery


October 31, 2016

My halloween adventure

By Veronica swirlgrl

What brought me to the Endocrine Center was due to a natural TIA I had, which is a transient ischemic attack which is like a mini stroke. I then had an ultrasound on the carotid artery which incidentally is where they found the nodule on the thyroid. When I was referred to Dr. Livhits, I […]

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Tags: carotid artery, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrine surgery, mini stroke, natural TIA, nodule, patient stories, stroke, thyroid, transient ischemic attack


September 13, 2016

One Year After a Complete Thyroidectomy-Cancer Free

By bserna bserna

After a year of doctor visits, procedures and worrying I got the great news I am cancer free. A little over a year ago, I got diagnosed when I went to see Dr. Susan Davis, an endocrinologist at UCLA, for hypothyroidism. She found a nodule, I wasn’t very worried because I thought it was inflammation […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, cancerous lymph nodes, Dr. Christiaan Schiepers, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Stephanie Smooke Praw, Dr. Susan Davis, endocrine, endocrine surgery, endocrinologist, Hashimoto's Disease, hypothyroidism