Items Tagged ‘patient stories’

August 17, 2018

My Experience Battling Cancer

By CKFM ckfmucke

I had a lump on the right side of my neck. My primary care physician made an appointment for me with an endocrinologist in Orange County. A biopsy was done and I was told that it was cancer and that it did not look good. We needed to move quickly. The endocrinologist had just been […]

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Tags: biopsy, calcium level, cancer, chemotherapy, Dr. Deborah Wong, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Robert Chin, endocrinologist, patient stories, primary care physician, radiology, scarring

August 16, 2018

I am a nurse and UCLA helps me help my patients

By DTaz themjtaschners

I am a case manager at a small clinic. We have no specialties there. We are also semi-isolated and have to send our special needs patients out of clinic. This is where UCLA comes in. I LOVE LOVE LOVE pediatric endocrinology! Debbie rocks!! Got my patient in SAME week!! Same with pediatric dermatology! Needy patient, […]

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Tags: patient stories, pediatric dermatology, pediatric endocrinology

August 16, 2018


By Ruth7194 mrcoleman921

I came to Los Angeles to visit my son and his wife for two weeks on March 9th. I was ill with breast cancer, but had no idea how sick I was. As I became more ill, I was taken to the ER at UCLA Reagan Medical Center. There I was diagnosed again with metastatic […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. Aashini Masters, metastatic breast cancer, oncologist, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Coming up to my 1 year Birthday for my new lungs.

August 16, 2018

Coming up to my 1 year Birthday for my new lungs.

By 4Pritch cinefanman

In Oct. of 2017, I had a dual lung transplant at UCLA/ Ronald Reagen Medical Center. It was an 8-hour surgery with 9 days in ICU and a total of 22 days in the hospital. Pre-surgery I was not able to walk 40 feet to my mailbox on 8 Liters of O2. I now walk […]

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Tags: dual lung transplant, featured, ICU, lung transplant, patient stories, pulmonologist, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, support group

August 15, 2018

Glad I was referred to Dr. Livhits

By Lulu mlulubaby01

In 2009 I was told I had hyperthyroidism and began taking meds. Then in December 2011 I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. By March 2012 I was in remission. I had heart palpitations and tremors but nothing was offered to me but medications. In January 2016 I was told I had acute myloid leukemia. I […]

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Tags: acute myloid leukemia, Anxiety, bone marrow transplant, cancer, Dr. Ines Donangelo, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, goiter, heart palpitations, hyperthyroidism, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, patient stories

From almost paralyzed to strong and pain-free

August 13, 2018

From almost paralyzed to strong and pain-free

By uclahealth uclahealth

It was September, about three years ago, when Carl Link realized that something was seriously wrong with his health. For years, Link, then 36, had been dealing with chronic back pain that radiated out from between his shoulder blades and occasionally woke him up in the middle of the night. But recently, he had noticed […]

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Tags: Dr. Adam Cavallero, Dr. Luke Macyszyn, ependymoma, neurosurgery, patient stories, patient story, primary care, primary care physician, The Checkup, Thousand Oaks, UCLA Health Thousand Oaks

August 1, 2018

Vicky’s Music Therapy and Speech Therapy Co-Treat

By Expressive Arts Therapies jennabollardmusic1

Victoria is a 9 year-old girl who loves music and singing along with her favorite pop songs. She was here at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital receiving treatment for intestinal failure and other neighboring diagnosis, and a primary care goal of hers during her stay at the hospital was speech production. Victoria had been followed by […]

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Tags: fine motor skills, music therapy, patient stories, speech production, speech therapy, 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

July 6, 2018

I Survived

By Stephy stephanielujan21

About 5 or 6 years ago I found a nodule on my neck. I wasn’t sure if it was abnormal but since I had no insurance I waited several years before I had a checkup. When I finally did, the biopsy was benign.No one told me to followup so I didn’t. But one of my […]

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Tags: benign, biopsy, cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, ENT, nodule, papillary carcinoma, patient stories, radiation therapy, thyroid, total thyroidectomy

July 5, 2018

Satisfied Patient

By Sarah saratawadrous

I saw my endocrinologist to talk about having to get my nodules removed. I knew this would be a risky procedure because it would be done in a very critical area so there could be a possibility that I would lose my voice. As a result, I did a lot of research on which surgeon […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, nodules, patient stories