thyroid cancer

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 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • May 29, 2018
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 [...]
By LR543 • April 30, 2018
I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer about a month ago. Dr Livhits was my surgeon and I can't say enough nice things about her and her team. Everyone was kind and knowledgeable and very reassuring.
By Montrose • March 20, 2018
After 11 years of dialysis, I had a kidney transplant in October 2017. They found I had problems with my parathyroid so I had surgery for that. My calcium was high so in February 2018 I had surgery as my thyroid cancer had spread to my lymph nodes. The hospital [...]
By Rico • March 19, 2018
I was worried when UCLA took over the health plan for my union. I thought there would be less personal care and more red tape to get needed procedures done. However, the opposite has been true. I am now post-op with my second bout of thyroid cancer and have been [...]
By Lexi • March 5, 2018
My experience has been really good with Dr. Yeh. Ive had issues with my thyroid since my thirties because I had thyroid nodules. Ive been taking thyroid replacements. They went in and did a thyroidectomy and it was so large that it was pressing against [...]
By OS • February 3, 2018
I was initially treated at UCLA Health for folicular lymphoma and had excellent care. So, when a year later I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, I knew I wanted to stay at UCLA. After my biopsy I was referred to
By Riz • February 1, 2018
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 [...]
By DS3737 • February 1, 2018
I am 51 and have a diagnosis of papillary thyroid carcinoma, and just underwent a central neck dissection, right modified radical neck dissection. During a previous surgery, I had a total thyroidectomy and had a difficult recovery due to [...]
By Lucky Traveler • January 18, 2018
My GP felt my neck at a routine physical and thought it felt a little thick. I had a biopsy done and the results were benign. However, I had to have the left thyroid removed because it was so enlarged. After the surgery they found thyroid cancer in a lymph [...]
By DrewR • January 13, 2018