Items Tagged ‘papillary thyroid carcinoma’

January 18, 2018

It’s worth traveling to UCLA

By Lucky Traveler Lucky Traveler

I am 51 and have a diagnosis of papillary thyroid carcinoma, and just underwent a central neck dissection, right modified radical neck dissection. During a previous surgery, I had a total thyroidectomy and had a difficult recovery due to issues with the breathing tube. So I was dreading this procedure, which I’d been told would […]

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Tags: anesthesiology, central neck dissection, Dr. Karen S. Sibert, Dr. Michael Yeh, papillary thyroid carcinoma, patient stories, radical neck dissection, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, thyroid cancer, thyroidectomy

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

August 30, 2016

Complete thyroidectomy and adjacent lymph nodes

By pismostan pismostan

I had an endocrinologist, Dr. Jelena Maletkovich, who suspected I had thyroid nodules. I had a sonogram. A second sonogram showed more calcified nodules. The fine needle aspirtation done by Dr. Yaroslav Gofnung showed Bethesdda level 5 pathology report 65-70% possibility of malignancy. The diagnosis was papillary thyroid carcinoma. Subsequent to that I was referred […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, calcified nodules, cancer, Dr. Jelena Maletkovic Barjaktarevic, Dr. Jelena Maletkovich, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Yaroslav Gofnung, endocrine, endocrinologist, lymph node, papillary thyroid carcinoma

August 29, 2016

Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

By astar1970 astar1970

Though I had no symptoms, during a routine annual check-up, a 1.3 cm tumor was found and later diagnosed as papillary thyroid carcinoma. Another doctor at another hospital suggested I have my entire thyroid removed. When I told a friend the recommendation from the first doctor, he said, “You should try UCLA for a second […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, papillary thyroid carcinoma, patient stories, thyroid, thyroid cancer