Items Tagged ‘radiology’

August 17, 2018

My Experience Battling Cancer

By CKFM CKFM

I had a lump on the right side of my neck. My primary care physician made an appointment for me with an endocrinologist in Orange County. A biopsy was done and I was told that it was cancer and that it did not look good. We needed to move quickly. The endocrinologist had just been […]

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Tags: biopsy, calcium level, cancer, chemotherapy, Dr. Deborah Wong, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Robert Chin, endocrinologist, patient stories, primary care physician, radiology, scarring


Worried about varicose veins? Here's what you need to know

July 27, 2018

Worried about varicose veins? Here’s what you need to know

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

On a summer day, many people like to wear shorts to get some relief in the heat. For people with varicose veins, however, the idea of wearing shorts can lead to more anxiety than comfort. Varicose veins affect about 25 percent of women and 15 percent of men in their lifetime, and there are many […]

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Tags: blood flow, circulation, compression socks, Dr. Cheryl Hoffman, radiologist, radiology, ucla varicose vein clinic, varicose veins


May 4, 2018

Dancing for Kyphoplasty

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I picked up something that was too heavy for me and strained my back,” says 86- year-old Ira Gawant, who struggled to find a solution for the compression fracture in his L4 vertebra. “I’m an actor but I haven’t been able to work for a year because of my back pain. It was recommended that […]

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Tags: back pain, collapsed vertebra, compression fracture, Dr. Cheryl Hoffman, featured, kyphoplasty, minimally invasive, patient stories, patient story, radiology, UCLA Interventional Neuroradiology


It started with my annual mammogram

October 26, 2016

It started with my annual mammogram

By radinbrosrealty radinbrosrealty

At the age of 50, just after sending the youngest of my 3 beautiful daughters off to live in Israel for a year, I went for my annual mammogram. I received a phone call on a Friday afternoon explaining that I needed to come back for some additional images. The follow up was scheduled for […]

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Tags: bilateral mastectomy, bone scans, BRCA 1, BRCA 1 gene, BRCA 2, BRCA 2 gene, breast cancer, breast cancer researcher, breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction after mastectomy, breast reduction, cancer


Does dense breast tissue affect your cancer risk?

October 1, 2016

Does dense breast tissue affect your cancer risk?

By uclahealth uclahealth

The American Cancer Society recommends women between the ages of 45 and 54 receive regular annual mammograms, although women can start screening at age 40. California law requires that your healthcare provider inform you if the results of those mammograms show that you have dense breast tissue. What are “dense breasts”? Breasts are made up […]

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Tags: 3-D mammography, annual mammograms, breast cancer, breast cancer risk assessment, breast cancer screening options, breast MRI, breast tumors, cancer, cancer risk, dense breast tissue, Dr. Deanna Attai, Dr. Lawrence Bassett


September 23, 2013

Todd’s Story – AngioVac Removes Blood Clot

By uclahealth uclahealth

  Todd Dunlap, 62, arrived at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center’s emergency room on Aug. 8 suffering from shortness of breath, fatigue and extreme cold. When a CT scan revealed a 24-inch clot stretching from his legs into his heart, doctors feared the mass could break loose and lodge in his lungs, blocking oxygen and […]

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Tags: cardiology, Dr. Murray Kwon, interventional radiology, patient stories, radiology


February 17, 2013

When you’ve lost hope…

By Julie58 Julie58

In early December, 2011, I was diagnosed with a rare tumor on my carotid artery. I had lymph node involvement I was told and immediate medical attention was warranted. Before I could digest the news, I was also told that I needed a team of “specialty” Physicians for the best possible outcome and therefore, must […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Juan Carlos Jimenez, Dr. Steve Lee, head & neck surgery, nurses & staff, patient stories, radiation oncology, radiology, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surgery