Items Tagged ‘thyroid cancer’

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 Ask the Doctors

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 LR543

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

March 20, 2018

My ParaThyroid Cancer experience with Dr Livhitz

By Montrose Montrose

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.

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, patient stories, thyroid cancer, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology

March 19, 2018

Rico’s Story

By Rico Rico

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 staff at UCLA was very […]

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Tags: calcium, cancer, dialysis, Dr. Masha Livhits, kidney transplant, lymph nodes, parathyroid, patient stories, thyroid cancer, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology

March 5, 2018

Second Time is a charm

By Lexi Lexi

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 incredibly pleased with how easy […]

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Tags: biopsies, cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Mora-Beccerra, endocrinologist, health plan, lymph node, patient stories, thyroid cancer, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology, ultrasounds

February 3, 2018

Cats Meow


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 my windpipe. The other issue is that I had a […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, endocrine surgery, patient stories, thyroid, thyroid cancer, thyroid replacements, UCLA Endocrinology, windpipe

February 1, 2018

One Stop Shop

By Riz Riz

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 Dr. Livhits. I got great care and was offered options. Staying within the UCLA Health […]

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Tags: annual exam, biopsy, diagnosis, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, folicular lymphoma, patient stories, surgery, thyroid cancer, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center

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

January 18, 2018

It’s worth traveling to UCLA

By Lucky Traveler Lucky Traveler

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 issues with the breathing tube. So I was dreading this procedure, which I’d been told would […]

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Tags: anesthesiology, central neck dissection, Dr. Karen S. Sibert, Dr. Michael Yeh, papillary thyroid carcinoma, patient stories, radical neck dissection, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, thyroid cancer, thyroidectomy

January 13, 2018

Surprise Diagnosis

By DrewR DrewR

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 node. Dr. Livhits called me […]

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Tags: benign, biopsy, cancer, Dr. Masha Livhitz, enlarged thyroid, lymph node, patient stories, surgery, thyroid, thyroid cancer