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Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology

Sydney Siegel creates a program with a "ripple" effect for cancer patients

By Denise Heady • August 4, 2020

A cancer diagnosis is never easy for anyone. And it is especially hard for parents to watch their child go through difficult treatments, regardless of how old their child may be. There’s a sense of helplessness and disbelief that can be hard to digest. This was true for Todd Krouner when [...]

By uclahealth • June 14, 2019
Theo Tittle grew up knowing his dad wasn’t like everyone else. For starters, his father, Bently, battled a rare genetic form of kidney cancer that entailed three major surgeries, various cancer-fighting treatments and participation in a clinical trial. [...]
By Denise Heady • January 2, 2019
“I walked into the Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology one day after radiation and really liked it,” says Gene Alper, who came to UCLA Health for radiation and ongoing treatment after partial surgery on a brain tumor. “I really enjoy [...]
By uclahealth • December 12, 2018
“I’m a big believer in bringing creativity to the medical setting,” says Sydney Siegel, a clinical oncology social worker at the Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology who helped patients create Jackson Pollock inspired art. “I think art therapy workshops, as [...]
By uclahealth • December 12, 2018
“I believe the stress of modern living is really damaging us,” says Dr. Howard Murad, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine and Dermatology at UCLA Health who published ‘Understanding the Stress of Modern Living’. “One of the things we can do to make a huge difference in our life is act [...]
By uclahealth • December 12, 2018
For more than 30 years, UCLA Health has been pairing traditional medical treatments with integrative [...]
By uclahealth • May 7, 2018
Are you stressed out? Having trouble sleeping? Suffering from headaches? You may want to talk to an integrative doctor or therapist about using essential oils as part of your care. “Essential oils can help people find relief from a variety of symptoms,” says Maria T. Madden RN, certified [...]
By uclahealth • June 22, 2017
The day I found out I was going to have to have a mastectomy was one of the worst days of my life," says Dana Byerlee, 35, who came to the UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica after her cancer recurred. "But my counselor [...]
By uclahealth • October 20, 2016