Items Tagged ‘thyroid cancer’

May 1, 2019

Redo thyroid surgery

By Buddy mismz68

I came to see Dr. Yeh after a botched 2nd surgery for thyroid cancer. Due to my previous experience I was concerned to have my neck operated on again. Dr. Yeh was patience and very skilled and immediately put me at ease. Recovery from surgery was at least a week faster than my pervious surgeries […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, neck surgery, patient stories, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrine Center


April 22, 2019

Not a big deal

By Byrnsi miszm68

Thank god for Dr. Barbara Geisser at UCLA neurology who called to say on your MS MRI, “It appears that you have these nodules that I am sure you know about and are being followed.” I said, “I sure am not and don’t know about them.” Dr. Geisser said she would make a referral for […]

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Tags: brain surgery, Dr. Barbara Geisser, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Pouyan Famini, endocrine surgeon, endocrinologist, MS, patient stories, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrinology, UCLA Neurology


January 10, 2019

A Mom’s Cancer Story

By Byrnsi miszm68

First off, I wanted to thank Dr. Gofnung and Dr. Yeh for their detection and treatment of my thyroid cancer from 2015-2016. After Dr. Gofnug detected abnormality in my ultrasound screening, I started researching for the best surgeon at UCLA and found Dr. Yeh. I chose him due to his expertise in endocrine surgery. I […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Yaroslav A. Gofnung, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, patient stories, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound


November 8, 2018

From Apprehensive to Appreciative

By Jenny binchen91733

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


October 5, 2018

A Pastor’s Voice and Life Preserved

By Anna K. agkpk2

Posted on behalf of my father, a patient of Dr. Yeh: I wanted to take the opportunity to write about my and my family’s experience with Dr. Michael Yeh as he has been such a blessing in our lives. In 2014, I was diagnosed with stage 4 thyroid cancer that had spread into my neck […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, ENT/thyroid surgeon, laryngeal nerve, patient stories, postoperative care, stage 4 thyroid cancer, thyroid cancer, tumor, visible scars


September 8, 2018

Cancer Free

By Amster asimpsoninla

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


August 25, 2018

Everything is Great Now

By Maria monica21jay

I started feeling discomfort in my neck and went to see my thyroid doctor. The doctor felt lumps and sent me for an ultrasound. Tumors were seen so I was sent for a biopsy. They told me I had thyroid cancer. I was referred to Dr. Livhits. I had surgery 6 weeks later. Everything is […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, patient stories, surgery, thyroid, thyroid cancer, tumors, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound


June 12, 2018

No Scar and No Cancer

By Pam pbrooskin

I felt some lumps in my throat so I went to Urgent Care. They ran some blood work but said it was nothing. Then 1 year later I mentioned it to my gynecologist who referred me to an endocrinologist. An ultrasound led to a referral to Dr. Yeh as I had thyroid cancer. I called […]

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Tags: blood work, cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, endocrinology, gynecologist, lumps, patient stories, surgery, thyroid cancer, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


Ask the Doctors - Should I boost my vitamin D levels to reduce disease risk?

May 29, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should I boost my vitamin D levels to reduce disease risk?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I had my thyroid removed because of papillary cancer, and my surgeon has advised me to take high levels of vitamin D. He says there may be a correlation between low vitamin D levels and the development of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. If I remember correctly, the normal blood range for vitamin D […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, Ask the Doctors, colon cancer, dietary supplements, Dr. Robert Ashley, menopause, papillary thyroid cancer, radiation exposure, thyroid cancer, vitamin D


April 30, 2018

My Journey

By LR543 la2017

Its been a year since I’ve had surgery with dr. Yeh. I was referred by my endocrinologist who found cancer on my thyroid. The surgery and immediate recovery was a little difficult because I don’t react well to anesthesia. I couldn’t laugh because I couldn’t move my neck. Within 3 weeks I was back at […]

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Tags: anesthesia, cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, lymph nodes, patient stories, surgery, thyroid, thyroid cancer