Items Tagged ‘oncology’

Patient gets memorable send-off from therapy horse

April 12, 2019

Patient gets memorable send-off from therapy horse

By uclahealth uclahealth

To celebrate her last day of chemotherapy, cancer patient Robin Reader got a special visit from Blue Moon, a mini-horse who is part of the UCLA Health People-Animal Connection program.  Robin, who had a rare form of cancer, was diagnosed when she was 26 weeks pregnant. As a result, oncologists at UCLA Medical Center, Santa […]

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Tags: cancer, featured, oncology, PAC, pet therapy, therapy horse, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLAPAC


Encouraging Normalcy

April 12, 2019

Encouraging Normalcy

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Twenty years ago my wife had cancer and was treated here. I decided at some point I would come back and be of assistance to the patients,” says Peter Berman, a volunteer for the past four years at the UCLA Health Boyer Oncology Center. “I saw a lot of individuals come in alone to get […]

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Tags: National Volunteering Week, oncology, UCLA Boyer Oncology Center, volunteer, volunteering services


Coping with Childhood Cancer

December 4, 2018

Coping with Childhood Cancer

By uclahealth uclahealth

It can be difficult to know what to do next when your child receives a cancer diagnosis. Gathering information and asking questions is usually the first step to feeling more confident and in control. These tips can help you cope. Information is key to helping kids with cancer Part of the information-gathering process may include […]

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Tags: childhood cancer, coping with cancer, hematology, oncology, pediatric cancer, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


July 18, 2018

UCLA Oncology Pasadena Location

By AngieC angelacheng95

Everybody at this location is extremely helpful, from Rosy who took my information and scheduled an appointment with Dr. Eddie Hu, who is only there at this location on Thursday. I was referred by my family doctor to see an oncologist due to CT scan irregularities with enlarged mesenteric lymph nodes. Dr. Hu was professional, […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer care, hematology, oncology, Pasadena, patient stories, UCLA Hematology Oncology


3 Wishes Project improves end-of-life experience for patients and loved ones

May 4, 2018

3 Wishes Project improves end-of-life experience for patients and loved ones

By uclahealth uclahealth

Although the medical intensive care unit (MICU) at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is designed to save lives, it’s also where some patients spend their final moments. “We see adult patients of all ages who succumb to a variety of medical conditions, such as cancer, respiratory infections, heart disease and organ failure,” says Sherry Xu, […]

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Tags: 3 Wishes Project, cancer, end-of-life, heart disease, medical intensive care unit, MICU, oncology, organ failure, palliative care, respiratory infections, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


My Son's Brain Tumor

November 29, 2017

My Son’s Brain Tumor

By uclahealth uclahealth

Last year in March, I received a call from the school nurse. Saying “C” is alright but I wanted to call because today in class he said he blacked out, didn’t know what was going on.

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Tags: autistic children, biopsy, black outs, CT scan, Dr. Aria Fallah, emergency room, ER, featured, high functioning autistic, hormone changes, hormones, infectious disease


July 28, 2017

My great experience

By marialafitte marialafitte

It is horrifying to find out you have cancer. But it is a good thing that thyroid cancer can be cured. Since the beginning, Dr. Yeh has been supportive, open, positive and forthcoming with information, The staff here is excellent. Jennifer is great and all questions were answered. Maya was excellent. For the surgery from […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, oncology, patient stories, post -op, pre-op, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrine Center


March 30, 2017

Stage 4 colon cancer with liver metastasis

By paws10 paws10

Dr. Shahryar Ashouri is my oncologist. I absolutely adore him. He’s passionate, caring, personable and an all around good man. In 2013, I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer with liver metastasis. Dr. Ashouri never made me feel like I had no chance. He stood by my side then and he’s still standing by […]

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Tags: cancer care, colon cancer, colonoscopy, Doctors Day, Dr. Shahryar Ashouri, liver surgery, liver transplant, oncology, patient stories, thyroid, UCLA liver transplant team


March 28, 2017

Precision medical care from brilliant, caring experts

By paulb paulb

My UCLA Health hematologist Tina Wang, MD, is a brilliant scientist, zeroing in immediately on root causes with diagnostics and tests selected specifically to identify my problem(s). She proactively works with my other doctors to coordinate diagnosis and treatment that provides what amounts to integrated care, even though they are not in the same practice, […]

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Tags: cancer care, cancer treatment, Doctors Day, Dr. Tina Wang, hematology, oncology, patient stories, UCLA Health Hematology/Oncology


Blood-cancer research, patients focus of “Light The Night” walk

October 24, 2016

Blood-cancer research, patients focus of “Light The Night” walk

By Roxanne Moster rmoster

With invitations to so many worthy medical causes and events, it becomes a difficult decision to figure out how to devote your time and energy.  But a colleague who was diagnosed with a blood cancer gave me a laser focus on an upcoming event. Like my treasured co-worker, Jassmine Ahumada’s 7-year-old son, Rey, should be […]

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Tags: adult leukemia, American Society of Hematology, blood cancer, blood cells, bone marrow, cancer, cancer survivors, cancer treatment, chemotherapy, clinical trials, Dr. John Timmerman, engineered T cells