Items Tagged ‘thyroid gland’

August 29, 2018

My Journey with Thyroid Cancer

By Fariba Fariba

Last June, I was diagnosed for papillary thyroid cancer. When I was initially diagnosed, my greatest concern was that the cancer had spread to my lymph nodes. During my visit the doctor performed an ultrasound and found that the cancer had not spread. I had surgery to remove my entire thyroid gland 2 months later. […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Micheal Yeh, endocrinology, lymph nodes, papillary thyroid cancer, patient stories, thyroid gland, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound

June 29, 2018

Lucky to Have Met My Physician and Surgeon

By luckyman luckyman

I received a total thyroidectomy and had 2 of my lymph nodes removed. Up until recently, I had no idea that there was an abnormality in my thyroid gland. Through my endocrinologist at UCLA Santa Monica, Dr. Shira Grock, I discovered a 2cm nodule in my thyroid. I am so thankful that she discovered this […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Shira Grock, endocrinologist, endocrinology, lymph nodes, pain medication, patient stories, surgery, thyroid gland, total thyroidectomy, UCLA Endocrine Center

June 2, 2017

Graves Disease

By boogiejohnson boogiejohnson

Around 3 years ago, I was diagnosed with graves disease and I figured I need to go to the doctor because my eyes and my neck were swollen. Ive had it for 3 and a half years and at first the doctors just gave me medicine but it wasn’t working and there was a bunch […]

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Tags: Graves’ disease, patient stories, radiation iodine, radiation iodine treatment, surgery, thyroid gland