Items Tagged ‘radiation’

Survivors Spreading Hope

January 30, 2020

Survivors Spreading Hope

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I had a golf ball-sized meningioma taken out of brain and was so impressed by the help I got at UCLA Health that when I had the chance to give back, I gave something back,” explains Brad Lusk. Lusk underwent a 14-hour surgery to remove a very healthy and growing tumor. “I had 30 radiation […]

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Tags: featured, meningioma, Patient and Family Advisory Council, radiation, tumor


We're Here to Help

March 23, 2019

We’re Here to Help

By uclahealth uclahealth

“If I had come in six months later there was nothing they could have done,” says Kevin Brophy, who came in to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for a colonoscopy and discovered he had stage four colorectal cancer. “I had a seven centimeter tumor in my rectum. There are seven signs of cancer, and I […]

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Tags: chemotherapy, chemotherapy infusions, colonoscopy, radiation, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, stage four colorectal cancer, surgery


Normalizing After Cancer

March 19, 2019

Normalizing After Cancer

By uclahealth uclahealth

“If the other doctor had done a physical inspection in 2016 instead of assuming it was hemorrhoids, my colon cancer would have been stage one or two instead of stage three,” says 52-year-old Cesar Perez, who came to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for a second opinion on treatment and surgery in November of 2017. […]

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Tags: chemotherapy, colon cancer, colonoscopy bag reversal, Dr. Kevork Kazanjian, featured, hemorrhoids, radiation, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Uplifting Art

December 12, 2018

Uplifting Art

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I walked into the Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology one day after radiation and really liked it,” says Gene Alper, who came to UCLA Health for radiation and ongoing treatment after partial surgery on a brain tumor. “I really enjoy being in the company of other cancer patients and survivors. I find it very […]

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Tags: brain tumor, featured, radiation, Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, survivors


Be Proactive

December 12, 2018

Be Proactive

By uclahealth uclahealth

“After my mother passed away from breast cancer that metastasized to her lungs, I started getting yearly mammograms,” says Donisha Faul, who began getting mammograms at 32 years old. “In January, I was doing a self-test and felt a lump, so I immediately went to my obstetrician, who referred me to UCLA Health for a biopsy. […]

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Tags: biopsy, chemotherapy, Dr. Amy Kusske, featured, mammograms, neoadjuvant therapy, obstetrician, radiation, self-breast exam, self-test, surgery, triple negative breast cancer


November 2, 2018

At Last!

By MusicDebby MusicDebby

I had high PTH and Calcium for 4 years and 2 nuclear medicine tests that didn’t show anything. I did not realize what high calcium does; I had bone pain, muscle pain, exhausted all the time, constipation, nausea that was getting worse for the four years. My family doctor who knew me for 20 years […]

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Tags: cancers, diabetic, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, high calcium, high PTH, nuclear medicine tests, patient stories, radiation, UCLA Endocrine Center


Alexa's Story

September 7, 2018

Alexa’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

It has been over five years since Alexa was last released from the hospital.  After being diagnosed with Medulloablastoma in 2013, Alexa spent over a year in and out of the hospital. She went through five months of chemotherapy and another month of radiation treatments. Today, she is healthy and is a very active ten-year-old.  She is taking dance lessons, something […]

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Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, dribble for the cure, featured, hospital, medulloablastoma, pediatric cancer, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology, radiation, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


August 30, 2018

Unexpected But Satisfied Experience

By Lee Lee

My doctor told me I needed extra medications for my diabetes so I went to see an endocrinologist, Dr. Martinez, who felt a nodule on my throat. When the ultrasound came back inconclusive, I was then referred to Dr. Yeh for surgery for the removal of the right side of my thyroid. Although I had […]

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Tags: cancer, diabetes, Dr. Dorothy Martinez, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, endocrinology, nodule, patient stories, radiation, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, thyroid, thyroid issues


August 15, 2018

Glad I was referred to Dr. Livhits

By Lulu Lulu

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


Ask the Doctors - Is there a connection between cell phones and brain tumor risk?

July 24, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is there a connection between cell phones and brain tumor risk?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I’ve heard that cell phones increase the risk of brain tumors – and that they don’t. Which is true? First, let’s look at brain tumors in general. Brain tumors are classified as either benign or malignant, meaning cancerous.  The most common type of benign brain tumor is a meningioma, which arises from the […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, brain tumors, cell phones, Dr. Robert Ashley, glioma, meningioma, radiation