Items Tagged ‘papillary 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


June 25, 2019

Stressed out for 2 months

By Ali E Ali E

Dr. Yeh performed a surgery on my neck in order to remove couple of tumors which were probably left there from my previous surgery (not done by Dr. Yeh). The challenge associated with this surgery was that my vocal cord had been damaged in the previous surgery and it would make it a very high […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, papillary thyroid cancer, patient stories, surgery, tumors


August 29, 2018

My Journey with Thyroid Cancer

By Fariba Fariba

Last June, I was diagnosed for papillary thyroid cancer. When I was initially diagnosed, my greatest concern was that the cancer had spread to my lymph nodes. During my visit the doctor performed an ultrasound and found that the cancer had not spread. I had surgery to remove my entire thyroid gland 2 months later. […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Micheal Yeh, endocrinology, lymph nodes, papillary thyroid cancer, patient stories, thyroid gland, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound


August 21, 2018

Dr. Livhits is the Best

By Lhen Lhen

In February 2018 I was diagnosed with papillary carcinoma of the thyroid. I was scheduled for surgery in May at a hospital in the San Fernando Valley. The surgery was cancelled as I had a severe reaction to the medicines I was given and my heart failed. I decided I would change hospitals and doctors. […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Jelena Malekobic, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Nirav Kamdar, endocrinology, papillary carcinoma, papillary thyroid cancer, patient stories, surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


June 19, 2018

Run don’t walk to Dr. Livhits

By MCS574398 MCS574398

When entering the universe of cancer its terrifiying. For me it was critically important to find a surgeon to take the time to answer all my questions that validated my concerns and fears so I did receive a lot of personalized attention from Dr. Livhits which I feel like I needed so that I could […]

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Tags: cancer Dr. Mashsa Livhits, endocrinology, papillary thyroid cancer, patient stories, sore throat, teaching hospitals, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


Ask the Doctors - Should I boost my vitamin D levels to reduce disease risk?

May 29, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should I boost my vitamin D levels to reduce disease risk?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I had my thyroid removed because of papillary cancer, and my surgeon has advised me to take high levels of vitamin D. He says there may be a correlation between low vitamin D levels and the development of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. If I remember correctly, the normal blood range for vitamin D […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, Ask the Doctors, colon cancer, dietary supplements, Dr. Robert Ashley, menopause, papillary thyroid cancer, radiation exposure, thyroid cancer, vitamin D


December 5, 2017

Don’t Cry for Me Argentina (or Los Angeles)

By Alyssa Alyssa

We knew something was wrong when I saw visible nodules in my neck. I came in to the clinic not wanting surgery and I told Dr. Yeh the moment I stepped into the office. The idea of surgery and a scar on my neck was not something I wanted, so when I first got my […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, nodules, papillary thyroid cancer, papillary thyroid carcinoma, patient stories, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


November 29, 2017

Holy Cannoli I Have Cancer

By Sara Sara

I was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer, which tends to be rare for someone my age because I’m only 22. In contrast to the lack of symptoms most people have, I was experiencing some pain in my neck that led me to visit a doctor to get tests done. When I received the diagnosis of […]

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Tags: cancer, endocrine, Endocrine Center, papillary thyroid cancer, patient stories, post op treatment, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrine Center


November 6, 2017

Not necessarily the 4th of July Celebration my wife and I were expecting

By Stu Stu

On July 4th 2016, my wife and I were driving home from a concert and got into a terrible car accident. We were both injured and were taken to a local hospital. We decided to hire an attorney that recommended that we have MRIs done due to aches and pains as a result of the […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, MRI, papillary thyroid cancer, patient stories, surgery, thyroid, ucla endocrine


September 15, 2017

Fast Recovery

By baileymkirshner baileymkirshner

I received a diagnosis of papillary thyroid cancer, so I had a tumor in my thyroid that had to be removed. I got an ultrasound in June with a physician outside of UCLA and was only notified of my need for a biopsy 3 weeks after. I immediately got a biopsy and the results came […]

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Tags: biopsy, Dr. Masha Lihvits, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, papillary thyroid cancer, patient stories, post surgery appointments, procedures, solid foods, surgery, trouble swallowing