Items Tagged ‘Ovarian Cancer’

March 28, 2019

There’s an Angel at UCLA

By Happy Patient katzmantalya

I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in July 2018. I will never forget the first phone call I received and the feeling of my heart sinking to the ground as the news was given. We had to act fast, it was go time… ready or not. I know god was looking out for me because […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Josh Cohen, Ovarian Cancer, patient stories


Five facts about ovarian cancer to share with friends, family

August 31, 2018

Five facts about ovarian cancer to share with friends, family

By Denise Heady deniseheady

A better way of diagnosing and treating ovarian cancer is on the horizon. Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, a UCLA professor in obstetrics and gynecology and member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, is convinced of it. She and her colleagues are focused on  discovering why epithelial ovarian cancer, one of the most common and aggressive […]

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Tags: Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, Ovarian Cancer, ovarian cancer awareness month, stem cell research, ucla cancer center


Gynecological cancers: what every woman needs to know

July 27, 2018

Gynecological cancers: what every woman needs to know

By uclahealth uclahealth

There are five main types of cancer that affect a woman’s genital tract. Knowing what they are and what symptoms they cause is critical for your health. “We want women to be aware of these diseases so they can advocate for themselves when they feel that something worrisome is happening. Early detection gives us the […]

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Tags: female genital tract, gynecologic cancers, HPV vaccine, Ovarian Cancer, UCLA OB/GYN, ucla obstetrics & gynecology, vaginal cancer


Ask the Doctors - Does talc cause ovarian cancer?

March 27, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does talc cause ovarian cancer?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: Some women, and juries, say that talc causes ovarian cancer, but doctors say it doesn’t. Where’s the evidence either way? Dear Reader: Talc is a mineral composed of magnesium and silicate. Talcum powder, commonly known as baby powder, was first marketed by Johnson & Johnson in 1894. It was first used, and is […]

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Tags: cancer, cornstarch, diaper rash, Dr. Robert Ashley, fallopian tubes, Ovarian Cancer, talc, talcum powder, women, women's health


Hope for a new treatment for ovarian cancer

May 8, 2017

Hope for a new treatment for ovarian cancer

By Tiare Dunlap tdunlap

On World Ovarian Cancer Day, celebrated this year on May 8, women fighting the disease have new reason to hope. This international awareness day was created to build solidarity among women with ovarian cancer. For decades, researchers have been trying to unravel the mystery of why up to 85 percent of women who undergo the standard treatment […]

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Tags: advanced ovarian cancer, aggressive cancer, cancer research, cancer treatment, Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, epithelial ovarian cancer, gynecologic cancer, gynecologic oncology, Ovarian Cancer, ovarian cancer research, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center, women's health


UCLA doctor’s perspective: gynecologic cancer awareness month

September 19, 2016

UCLA doctor’s perspective: gynecologic cancer awareness month

By Reggie Kumar reggiekumar

Written by: Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh Listen to your body and make time for your routine gynecologic exams In my practice as a gynecologic cancer surgeon over the last 13 years I have seen that women often forget to take care of themselves. They are busy being mothers, daughters, wives and career women but in many […]

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Tags: advanced ovarian cancer, BRCA1, BRCA2, breast, carboplatin chemotherapy, cervical cancer, colon cancer, Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, endometrial cancer, gynecologic cancer, gynecologic oncology, HPV


Overcoming bad genes

August 8, 2016

Overcoming bad genes

By uclahealth uclahealth

National Sons and Daughters Day on August 11 is a good excuse to celebrate all the things you love about your children, including those you’ve passed down to them: your crooked smile, your curly hair, your goofy sense of humor. But there are some genetic legacies ­– like a family history of diabetes, heart disease […]

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Tags: bad genes, BRCA genes, breast cancer, cancer, children, childrens health, cigarettes, colorectal cancer, diabetes, diet, DNA, environmental factors


Goober - "Good Times"

June 6, 2016

Goober – “Good Times”

By Goober goober

Even during my summer of chemotherapy for M1b testicular cancer (I was in denial for six months as it kept growing rapidly), experiencing a myriad of nuclear imaging because of an unknown mass in my liver, and couple of surgeries I had because of my cancer, the very unpleasant times that I had turned into […]

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Tags: brain cancer, cancer survivorship, caretaker, chemotherapy, Dr. Mark S. Litwin, M1b testicular cancer, mass in my liver, nuclear imaging, oncology unit, Ovarian Cancer, patient stories, testicular cancer


Ovarian cancer: Mother fights to 'move forward' after loss of daughter

April 29, 2016

Ovarian cancer: Mother fights to ‘move forward’ after loss of daughter

By Kim Irwin kimirwin

It’s been five years since West Hollywood resident Paulinda Babbini lost her daughter, Robin, at age 20 to advanced ovarian cancer. She grieved, but she also decided to act to prevent another mother from experiencing the devastation she suffered. Babbini became a fundraiser for Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, whose G.O. Discovery lab is working on a […]

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Tags: advanced ovarian cancer, cancer, cancer research, chemotherapy, Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, G.O. Discovery, Ovarian Cancer, Ovarian Cancer Circle/Inspired by Robin Babbini, ovarian cancer research, ovarian tumor cells, total hysterectomy


Moving closer to better options for ovarian cancer patients

April 26, 2016

Moving closer to better options for ovarian cancer patients

By Kim Irwin kimirwin

https://youtu.be/Zza5PugWgzE   Ovarian cancer patients need better treatment options. Finding those options has become the life work of UCLA gynecologic surgeon Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh. With support from the UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center, Memarzdeh is moving ever closer to a clinical trial for a combination therapy that she believes will give hope to women […]

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Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, epithelial ovarian cancer, media, Ovarian Cancer, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center