Items Tagged ‘scar’

November 8, 2018

From Apprehensive to Appreciative

By Jenny Jenny

The lump in my neck was first discovered when I was getting a facial. After bringing this up with my PCP, I got an Ultrasound and a biopsy done on this nodule, which came back for thyroid cancer. Hearing the word cancer shakes you, especially when my biopsy results predicted an almost 100% likelihood of […]

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Tags: Alhambra, biopsy, cancer, Community Cancer Care, Dr. Michael Yeh, lump, patient stories, primary care physician, scar, surgery, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrine Center


February 7, 2018

No More Fatigue

By KM KM

The physical effects of high blood Calcium levels progressively worsened over the past year, as I started feeling fatigued all the time. As a physical therapist, I’m normally very active and in my free time I enjoy participating in physical activity. However, I began to falling asleep at work and feeling low on energy. My […]

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Tags: abdominal cramping, anesthesia, blood tests, calcium, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, fatigue, frequent urination, high blood calcium, patient stories, physical therapist


December 6, 2017

A Happy Ending

By Sonja Sonja

I’ve been having a problem with hyperthyroidism for 35 years, but I always put it off because I felt well and never felt a need for treatment. When I visited Dr. Yeh 3 years ago due to high Calcium levels in my blood test, I was advised to do something about it. Recently, I had […]

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Tags: blood test, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, high calcium levels, hyperthyroidism, kidney stone, patient stories, scar, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


September 28, 2017

Dr. Yeh- Direct, to the point, gave me confidence

By Hope Hope

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. Yeh. Dr. Yeh was prompt […]

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Tags: calcified nodule, cancer, cancer survivor, cancerous, cyst, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, endocrinology, patient stories, radiation, scar, surgery


September 10, 2017

A very positive experience

By Lulu C Lulu C

I came in worried as I was told there was a very high possibility I had cancer. Dr. Yeh was very warm and friendly. I trust him a lot and was very happy to have him as my doctor. I knew I was in good hands. And I was even happier when I found out I […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, patient stories, scar, surgery, ucla endocrine cetner


September 9, 2017

Positive experience, positive results

By Mike Mike

My calcium level was high. We monitored for a year – then decided something was up with my parathyroid. I scheduled surgery with Dr. Yeh as my husband had previously had surgery with Dr. Yeh. I had seen my husband’s scar after the surgery and knew how good Dr. Yeh is. The preliminary tests couldn’t […]

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Tags: calcium level, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, parathyroid, patient stories, scar, surgery, ucla endocrine cetner


May 27, 2017

One Year Post Op

By Vi2017 Vi2017

Today is the one year follow up post-surgery and there are no detectable levels of cancer. My TSH levels have equalized and the scar from my surgery is basically non detectable. Dr. Yeh was great and it was a simple amazing process and the recovery time was pretty quick. The recovery was 10 days before […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Micheal Yeh, endocrinologists, patient stories, post surgery, recovery time, scar, surgery, TSH levels


November 28, 2016

Cancer and comedy both start with C.

By laura12 laura12

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 and old love letters, so […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, lymph nodes, parathyroid disease, patient stories, radiation, Reaven's Syndrome, scar, scars, support group


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