Items Tagged ‘radiation’

April 13, 2018

Metastatic kidney cancer to the neck

By P prismonge83

On March of 2017 I was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive kidney cancer (collecting duct carcinoma) that had metastasized to my neck through my lymphatic system. I was diagnosed at UCLA after leaving city of Hope, where I was originally misdiagnosed in June 2016 (was told it was a kidney cyst). I started an […]

View full entry

Tags: CT scan, double chemo therapies, Dr. Alexandra Drakaki, Dr. Amar Kishan, Dr. Karim Chamie, Dr. Maie St. John, enlarged lymph node, immunotherapy treatment, kidney cancer, kidney cyst, kidney surgery, lymphatic system


My journey

March 30, 2018

My journey

By MARYJane71 ssweeti

My gynocology Oncologist (Dr Joshua Cohen) is awesome. The day I first visited his office I was upset and thought I was going to die a terrible death. He spent over an hour with me explaining my diagnosis and proposed treatment plan. He answered all my questions, and I left his office with hope and […]

View full entry

Tags: chemo, CT scan, Doctors Day, Dr. Joshua Cohen, gynocology oncologist, patient stories, radiation, radiologist


Ask the Doctors - Can alcohol affect risk of breast cancer recurrence?

March 1, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Can alcohol affect risk of breast cancer recurrence?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I read your recent response to a question about alcohol consumption and its correlation to breast cancer. But what about the risk once you’ve been diagnosed? I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and have completed radiation. I am on medication and have a very positive prognosis. I enjoy a glass of wine […]

View full entry

Tags: aging, alcohol consumption, alcohol for women, breast cancer, breast cancer risk, cancer, cancer recurrence, Cancer Treatment Reviews, Dr. Robert Ashley, radiation, women, women's health


Healthy and Cancer Free for 30 years.

February 22, 2018

Healthy and Cancer Free for 30 years.

By Andrew abarquera

30 years ago this month, I had a testicular cancer and it took a part of me and almost my life with a recurrence to my lymph nodes and spine a year later. I had chemo and radiation following. I spent several years dealing with my self-worth and self-value and feeling “incomplete”. The emotional scars […]

View full entry

Tags: cancer, chemo, Dr. Jesse Mills, featured, lymph nodes, Men's Health Month, patient stories, prosthesis, radiation, speaking engagement, testicular cancer, testicular prosthesis implant


When undergoing cancer therapy, a patient’s sense of taste may change

October 9, 2017

When undergoing cancer therapy, a patient’s sense of taste may change

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Both cancer and cancer treatments can have unexpected side effects for patients. One of the surprising ones, for some patients, is that the taste of certain foods may begin to change. Altered taste is a “very common nutritional change” for those undergoing cancer treatment, says Catherine Carpenter, professor of clinical nutrition at the David Geffen […]

View full entry

Tags: cancer, cancer treatments, Catherine Carpenter, chemotherapy, food, foods, nutrition, radiation, senses, taste


September 28, 2017

Dr. Yeh- Direct, to the point, gave me confidence

By Hope ccprops

My doctor noted something and did an ultrasound which led to a discovery of nodules. Dr. Nazemi on La Cienega did biopsies and found a cyst, a calcified nodule and one that was cancerous. I got a referral to a doctor at Cedars and one at UCLA. I chose Dr. Yeh. Dr. Yeh was prompt […]

View full entry

Tags: calcified nodule, cancer, cancer survivor, cancerous, cyst, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, endocrinology, patient stories, radiation, scar, surgery


March 28, 2017

My journey with Dr. Michael Yeh and my thyroid cancer

By sharonjc sharonjc

I am so thankful for Dr. Michael Yeh who did my second thyroid cancer surgery. After removing some cancerous tumors he discovered another small one attached to my laryngeal nerve, he made the decision not to remove it because it would have changed my voice and the quality of my life. Afterwards he also said […]

View full entry

Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, hyperparathyroidism, hypothyroidism, laryngeal nerve, patient stories, radiation, thyroid cancer, thyroid cancer surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center


Tips for taking control of your oral health during pregnancy

March 8, 2017

Tips for taking control of your oral health during pregnancy

By Brianna Aldrich brianna_aldrich

Maintaining optimal oral health is important in all stages of life, but it’s even more important when a woman becomes pregnant. Pregnant women can experience negative, and often unexpected, changes in their oral health that have long-term repercussions. These can include an increase in cavities due to frequent snacking; heightened gum sensitivity and bleeding exacerbated […]

View full entry

Tags: children, children's health, dental disease, dental exam, dental radiographs, dental x-rays, Dr. Salina Massei, newborns, oral health, pregnancy, prenatal care, radiation


16 Hour Surgery

December 5, 2016

16 Hour Surgery

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was a patient here in 2006 for a 16-hour resection of a brain tumor,” says Brad Lusk, a 68-year-old neurosurgery patient who was running 60 miles per week prior to finding out he had a growing meningioma tumor. “The better shape you’re in when you go in for surgery or treatment, the better you’re […]

View full entry

Tags: brain tumor, DNA, Dr. Linda Liau, featured, featured story, focused radiation beam treatments, meningioma, meningioma tumor, Neurology & Neurosurgery, neurosurgery, patient story, radiation


18-Year Brain Tumor Survivor Thriving from 3rd Awake Brain Surgery & Immunotherapy Vaccine from Dr. Linda Liau at UCLA

November 30, 2016

18-Year Brain Tumor Survivor Thriving from 3rd Awake Brain Surgery & Immunotherapy Vaccine from Dr. Linda Liau at UCLA

By jwals jwals

Jeannine Walston shares her story, with detailed information about her experience at UCLA, Dr. Liau, brain surgery, immunotherapy vaccine, and how to support research.

View full entry

Tags: awake brain surgery, blood biomarkers, brain cancer vaccines, brain tumor, brain tumors, cancer, chemotherapy, clinical trials, DCVax-L vaccine, Dr. Linda Liau MD PhD, functional brain mapping, functional MRI