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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 [...]

By Lee • August 30, 2018

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 [...]

By Lulu • August 15, 2018

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 [...]

By Ask the Doctors • July 24, 2018

Before coming to UCLA, I was diagnosed with advanced stage cancer of the base of tongue with lymph node involvement. I was treated with chemo and radiation locally in the Palm Desert area. The initial post treatment PET scan showed residual/persistent cancer in the tongue and a lymph node. [...]

By BobM • June 22, 2018

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 [...]

By P • April 13, 2018

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 [...]

By MARYJane71 • March 30, 2018

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 [...]

By Ask the Doctors • March 1, 2018

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 [...]

By Andrew • February 22, 2018

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 [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • October 9, 2017

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. [...]

By Hope • September 28, 2017