thyroid cancer

I am so thankful for Dr. Michael Yeh who did my second thyroid cancer surgery. After removing some cancerous tumors he discovered another small one attached to my laryngeal nerve, he made the decision not to remove it because it would have changed my voice and the quality of my [...]

By sharonjc • March 28, 2017

Identifying Marks I had known for about five years I was dying. I just couldn’t get the doctors to agree with me. Being a highly organized person, I began to plan effectively for the event. I took out both life and paycheck insurance. I disposed of my high school diaries [...]

By laura12 • November 28, 2016

I've found a lump in my throat for maybe about 6-7 years and I wanted to get it checked to get it removed as I didn't know what it was. I then found out it was thyroid cancer. I came to UCLA medical group and Dr. Livhits found 4 nodules [...]

By Happy Patient • October 26, 2016

After having her thyroid out in 2011 due to cancer, “Gigi” (ficticious name used for this true story) went back to her then doctor every six months, for five years, for blood tests. The results hovered in the same place and never really came down. Gigi was always curious about [...]

By tsgrummon • October 10, 2016

After a year of doctor visits, procedures and worrying I got the great news I am cancer free. A little over a year ago, I got diagnosed when I went to see Dr. Susan Davis, an endocrinologist at UCLA, for hypothyroidism. She found a nodule, I wasn't very worried because [...]

By bserna • September 13, 2016

During a routine check with my endocrinologist she found a nodule in my neck on my thyroid. I agreed to a biopsy and to participate in a DNA study which would show much more accurate results than the biopsy. I am so thankful I decided to participate in the biopsy [...]

By kgdesign04 • August 30, 2016

I had an endocrinologist, Dr. Jelena Maletkovich, who suspected I had thyroid nodules. I had a sonogram. A second sonogram showed more calcified nodules. The fine needle aspirtation done by Dr. Yaroslav Gofnung showed Bethesdda level 5 pathology report 65-70% possibility of malignancy. The diagnosis was papillary thyroid carcinoma. Subsequent [...]

By pismostan • August 30, 2016

Though I had no symptoms, during a routine annual check-up, a 1.3 cm tumor was found and later diagnosed as papillary thyroid carcinoma. Another doctor at another hospital suggested I have my entire thyroid removed. When I told a friend the recommendation from the first doctor, he said, "You should [...]

By astar1970 • August 29, 2016

This story was submitted by an anonymous patient. MY STORY: I’m a 51 year old mother, business owner and speaker. During a check up for something unrelated, my primary doctor found a thyroid nodule. I had a scan, a needle biopsy and then got the call that brings you [...]

By uclahealth • August 3, 2016

What makes Dr. Feazell amazing is that he always tries to help. After a total thyroidectomy at age thirteen due to thyroid cancer, I was having trouble breathing. Instead of saying it wasn't his problem like my surgeon and specialist did, Dr. Feazell made sure I immediately came in and [...]

By laurens • March 29, 2016