Items Tagged ‘pathology’

Genetics counselors help people understand hereditary disorders

November 8, 2018

Genetics counselors help people understand hereditary disorders

By uclahealth uclahealth

  Research on the human genome has revealed that nearly all diseases have a genetic component caused by gene mutations present at birth or the interaction between genes and the environment. This research has given rise to genetic tests that help diagnose, predict risk and guide treatment for certain hereditary conditions. At UCLA, genetic counselors […]

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Tags: amniocentesis, cancer genetics, clinical genetics, genetics, hereditary disorders, medical geneticist, non-invasive prenatal blood testin, pathology, pediatric genetics, prenatal genetic diagnosis, UCLA Cancer Genetics


August 28, 2018

The Magic Russian Doctor

By The Brave Russian The Brave Russian

I knew that I needed to get a procedure done to remove a large nodule in my neck about 5-6 years ago. I went to see an endocrinologist and had a biopsy done a couple of times that revealed that it was not cancerous. I talked to a naturalist doctor from my church who advised […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, biopsy, dermatologist, diabetes, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, endocrinology, heart problems, large nodule, pathology, patient stories, sleeping


My Advice Is: Don’t Wait!

December 5, 2016

My Advice Is: Don’t Wait!

By dmrl dmrl

As a physician in my early 60s, I was more than aware of the risk of prostate cancer, and had been monitoring my PSA levels off and on for a few years. I had a biopsy a few years ago which was normal, but the levels kept rising, slowly. Nonetheless, I felt great and the […]

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Tags: annual PSA, annual PSA tests, biopsy, cancer, Dr. Christopher Saigal, Men’s Health Awareness Month, MRI scan, pathology, patient stories, prostate cancer, PSA levels, surgery


Some gut microbes are your friends, maybe even cancer-fighting friends

May 30, 2016

Some gut microbes are your friends, maybe even cancer-fighting friends

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

Sure, you can hate someone’s guts, but maybe you should go easy on what’s in those guts –microbes that could slow, or even help prevent, the progress of some types of cancer. In a study recently published in PLoS One,  researchers isolated a bacterium called Lactobacillus johnsonii 456, which is the most abundant of the beneficial bacteria, […]

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Tags: arthritis, asthma, bacteria, bacterium, beneficial microbes, cancer, cancer risk, celiac disease, environmental health sciences, heart disease, inflammable bowel disease, inflammation