radiation

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 [...]

By sharonjc • March 28, 2017

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 [...]

By Brianna Aldrich • March 8, 2017

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • December 5, 2016

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

By jwals • November 30, 2016

Identifying Marks I had known for about five years I was dying. I just couldn’t get the doctors to agree with me. Being a highly organized person, I began to plan effectively for the event. I took out both life and paycheck insurance. I disposed of my high school diaries [...]

By laura12 • November 28, 2016

I think very few people understand what a radiation oncologist does,” says Dr. Percy Lee, an Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Radiation Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and current Clinical Director of the Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy program. “We’re [...]

By uclahealth • November 16, 2016

My story started in May of 2012 I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon cancer, so far I have had 3 surgeries to remove tumor in colon 2012, tumor in pelvic area, 2013, resection in right lung 2014. And of course, chemo for life. Current update, is large tumor attached [...]

By Kathyg46 • November 3, 2016

With invitations to so many worthy medical causes and events, it becomes a difficult decision to figure out how to devote your time and energy.  But a colleague who was diagnosed with a blood cancer gave me a laser focus on an upcoming event. Like my treasured co-worker, [...]

By Roxanne Moster • October 24, 2016

I was recovering from a quadruple bypass and getting healthy when I found out I had breast cancer," says Raj Dhillon, who found out she had HER2+ cancer, a genetic form of breast cancer that she shared with her twin sister, Tej Bains. "My sister had stage 2 breast cancer, [...]

By uclahealth • October 20, 2016

After a year of doctor visits, procedures and worrying I got the great news I am cancer free. A little over a year ago, I got diagnosed when I went to see Dr. Susan Davis, an endocrinologist at UCLA, for hypothyroidism. She found a nodule, I wasn't very worried because [...]

By bserna • September 13, 2016