Items Tagged ‘sarcoma’

'Where Are The Reindeer?'

January 3, 2020

‘Where Are The Reindeer?’

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Where are Santa’s reindeer?” wonders eight-year-old Arturo Hernandez. Santa Claus and the Santa Monica Fire Department visited patients at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital in Santa Monica. Ignicia Varela, Arturo’s mother, reveals Santa’s answer, “They are on the roof. Santa arrives in a helicopter.” She continues, “We’ve been here for more than a year. Arturo has […]

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Tags: cancer, featured, Santa Monica Fire Department, sarcoma, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


June 6, 2016

I’m a double survivor by God’s Grace.

By Cori Colbert Cori Colbert

In 2000′, I was diagnosed with a 20 centimeter sarcoma in my right thigh. I went through 6 months of high dose chemotherapy, 8 rounds of radiation and major surgery to remove the mass. I had to learn to walk again and I did. In 2015, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and elected to […]

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Tags: bilateral mastectomy, breast cancer, cancer survivorship, chemotherapy, high dose chemotherapy, patient stories, radiation, sarcoma


April 27, 2016

Excellent Caring Doctors

By rappvio rappvio

In 2015 my husband was diagnosed with radiation induced sarcoma. The tumor was in an area that would require massive reconstruction of his face/jaw. Needless to say, we were very scared but not having the surgery was not an option. We were referred to UCLA for treatment. We met Dr. Blackwell (reconstruction) who was very […]

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Tags: Dr. Maie St. John, Dr.Keith Blackwell, patient stories, radiation induced sarcoma, sarcoma


December 15, 2015

Hole in one!

By tblumpt tblumpt

I had a radical resection of an 11cm mixoidliposarcoma on the outside of my left hip followed by 6 weeks of radiation in October 2007. 8 years later, on October 25, 2015 I got a hole in one at my local golf course ! If I had allowed my initial consulting surgeon to operate on […]

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Tags: Dr. Eilber, mixoidliposarcoma, patient stories, radiation, sarcoma


October 1, 2012

Surviving One-Two Punch of Thyroid Cancer and Sarcoma

By uclahealth uclahealth

Jennifer Marquez has survived not one but two bouts with cancer. Her first diagnosis and treatment for thyroid cancer went smoothly enough. It was the second diagnosis with a rare form of sarcoma that presented a life-threatening challenge. By the time her sarcoma was diagnosed, Marquez had a mass the size of a football growing […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Fritz Eilber, sarcoma, thyroid cancer, UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center