Items Tagged ‘stem-cell transplant’

Cancer survivors share laughter, tears at Celebration of Life

November 5, 2018

Cancer survivors share laughter, tears at Celebration of Life

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

When Piyush Ved and his wife, Swati, took the stage at a reunion of blood cancer survivors, they talked about important dates. “Everyone has dates in their lives they remember. Birthdays, anniversaries and happy stuff!” said Swati. “But we have a few more dates.” There was the date that Piyush was diagnosed with a rare […]

View full entry

Tags: bone marrow transplant, Celebration of LIfe, Dr. John Timmerman, Musicians on Call, Neela Patel, stem-cell transplant, UCLA bone marrow and stem cell transplant program, Urban Zen Integrative Therapy


At Celebration of Life event, cancer patients share their stories of their transplant journey

October 12, 2017

At Celebration of Life event, cancer patients share their stories of their transplant journey

By uclahealth uclahealth

By Amy Albin Kathryn Naftzger, 21, still remembers the shock of being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in April 2016. Over the course of her treatment she experienced good days, bad days and others that fell somewhere in between. She suffered fainting spells, fevers, pancreatitis, swollen cheeks and more. But she also enjoyed many milestones: […]

View full entry

Tags: acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, blood cancer, bone marrow cancer, bone marrow transplant, Burkitt lymphoma, cancer, multiple myeloma, stem-cell transplant, UCLA bone marrow and stem cell transplant program


Yonkouski volunteers to help others through difficult recoveries

May 24, 2016

Yonkouski volunteers to help others through difficult recoveries

By uclahealth uclahealth

Scott Yonkouski, Patient Liaison Volunteer, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Scott Yonkouski was so appreciative of the brain-tumor care he received, that he signed up to be a volunteer in the same department he was treated. What sparked your interest in volunteer work at UCLA Health? In April of 2008, I underwent surgery at Ronald […]

View full entry

Tags: brain tumor, hematology, No One Dies Alone, No One Dies Alone program, Office of the Patient Experience, stem-cell transplant, volunteer


They can never feel it's truly gone

September 25, 2015

They can never feel it’s truly gone

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Pete had a stem cell transplant because he had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and the [subsequent] prescription drug interaction is the reason he experienced kidney failure,” says Kathleen Koch-Weser, wife of Pete Koch-Weser, who started peritoneal dialysis in June of 2013. Pete adds, “I’m on PD for nine-and-a- half hours each night, every night. And I will […]

View full entry

Tags: Dr. Anjay Rastogi, kidney failure, kidney transplant, nephrologist, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, peritoneal dialysis, prescription drug interaction, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, stem-cell transplant