Items Tagged ‘radioactive iodine treatment’

October 17, 2018

Overcoming the Grave

By Blue laniahamerie

I was 9 years old when I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease. My mom and aunt first noted physical changes when I was visiting my grandma in Arkansas. They noticed that my eyes were bulging, my throat was getting swollen, and that I wasn’t acting like myself. Knowing that something was wrong, we decided to […]

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Tags: Dr. Harvey Chiu, Dr. Michael Yeh, Graves’ disease, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, medications, patient stories, pediatric endocrinologist, radioactive iodine treatment, surgery, thyroid hormone levels, UCLA Endocrine Center


September 13, 2016

One Year After a Complete Thyroidectomy-Cancer Free

By bserna bserna

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 I thought it was inflammation […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, cancerous lymph nodes, Dr. Christiaan Schiepers, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Stephanie Smooke Praw, Dr. Susan Davis, endocrine, endocrine surgery, endocrinologist, Hashimoto's Disease, hypothyroidism


August 30, 2016

Complete Thyroidectomy

By kgdesign04 kgdesign04

During a routine check with my endocrinologist she found a nodule in my neck on my thyroid. I agreed to a biopsy and to participate in a DNA study which would show much more accurate results than the biopsy. I am so thankful I decided to participate in the biopsy study as it found the […]

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Tags: biopsy, Complete Thyroidectomy, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, endocrinologist, patient stories, radioactive iodine treatment, thyroid cancer


August 3, 2016

My Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

This story was submitted by an anonymous patient. MY STORY: I’m a 51 year old mother, business owner and speaker. During a check up for something unrelated, my primary doctor found a thyroid nodule. I had a scan, a needle biopsy and then got the call that brings you to your knees. I had thyroid […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, cancer, Dr. Christiaan Schiepers, Dr. Hong, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Stephanie Smooke Praw, endocrine, endocrine surgery, endocrinologist, low iodine diet, needle biopsy, nuclear medicine