Items Tagged ‘sore throat’

September 8, 2018

Cancer Free

By Amster Amster

In July 2017, I had a sore throat as did my daughter. I took her to Urgent Care where they swabbed our throats to look for strep throat. The swabs were negative but the PA noticed an enlarged thyroid. She suggested that the next time I saw a doctor I have it checked out. It […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, enlarged thyroid, negative, patient stories, primary care physician, sore throat, speech therapist, strep throat, surgery

June 19, 2018

Run don’t walk to Dr. Livhits

By MCS574398 MCS574398

When entering the universe of cancer its terrifiying. For me it was critically important to find a surgeon to take the time to answer all my questions that validated my concerns and fears so I did receive a lot of personalized attention from Dr. Livhits which I feel like I needed so that I could […]

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Tags: cancer Dr. Mashsa Livhits, endocrinology, papillary thyroid cancer, patient stories, sore throat, teaching hospitals, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center

Ask the Doctors - Should my family be worried about rare, polio-like illness?

March 2, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should my family be worried about rare, polio-like illness?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I’ve been reading about a new illness that’s a lot like polio and is making children in parts of the country very sick. What is it, and should my family and I be worried? You’re referring to acute flaccid myelitis, also known as AFM, a rare neurological disease that affects the spinal cord. […]

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Tags: acute flaccid myelitis, AFM, blood samples, bronchitis, cancer, coldlike symptoms, diarrhea, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, facial drooping, fever, kids

How to manage and prevent spreading the flu

February 2, 2018

How to manage and prevent spreading the flu

By uclahealth uclahealth

February is typically a peak month for flu activity. The flu is a contagious disease caused by the influenza virus, which can lead to serious illness or even death. Vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend patients over 6 months old get the flu […]

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Tags: CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, cough, fatigue, fever, flu, flu prevention, flu symptoms, Flu vaccine, headache, runny nose, sore throat

February 1, 2018

The Best Cancer To Have

By DS3737 DS3737

I found out that I had thyroid cancer in a weird way. I had a CT scan on my lungs and it showed up. I went to have a test to see if it was suspicious and it was and they did a biopsy which was positive. I went to see Dr. Ann who referred […]

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Tags: biopsy, CT scan, Dr. Masha Livhitz, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, patient stories, radioactive pill, sore throat, surgery, thyroid cancer

October 4, 2017

A quick fix

By Nana Nana

Every step of the way was very reassuring. Dr. Yeh is such a positive warm person. He looks at you deeply rather than superficially. The nurse practitioner was very warm and reassuring. I was given options and told the choice was up to me. Surgery or to just watch it. I chose surgery. I was […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, endocrinology, joint pain, nurse practitioner, pain meds, patient stories, sore throat, stiff neck, surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center

September 6, 2017

Walking into the Unknown

By Slo Slo

This was my first big medical experience – I had no idea going into the process what it was going to be like. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and I was in a catch 22 – I realized I had cancer, but was told that it was the best type of cancer you could […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, patient stories, sore throat, thyroid cancer

Children OK with being sick

August 7, 2017

Children OK with being sick

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Brooklyn said, ‘Yay!’ when I told her we were going to see the doctor because her throat was sore,” says Portland Watson, mother to 2-year-old Brooklyn, who brought her daughters to UCLA Health Santa Monica Pediatrics. “I love the doctors here. They’re really great with my overreacting about my kids, which I think is very […]

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Tags: featured, sore throat, UCLA Health Santa Monica Pediatrics, US News

August 7, 2017

Thrilled with the Outcome

By eschill142 eschill142

I had hypercalcemia and low vitamin D for over 10 years. A year ago I went to see my endocrinologist who said my calcium level was dangerously high. An option to correct it was surgery. I was referred to Dr. Livhits and my thyroid was biopsied. Surgery was recommended. I was glad it was minimally […]

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Tags: biopsied, calcium level, Dr. Livhits, endocrine, endocrinologist, endocrinology, hypercalcemia, low vitamin D, minimally invasive, no scar, patient stories, sore throat

July 11, 2017

Weathered the Storm

By cory cory

My words to others is – it gets better, It was a challenge and the unfamiliar and unknown can be scary. The process was rough. I didn’t see or feel a lump and barely knew what a thyroid was. I just had a minor sore throat. My regular doctor gave me some antibiotics and said […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, cancerous, CT scan, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, ENT, lymph node, patient stories, radioactive iodine, sore throat, support system