Items Tagged ‘thyroid nodule’

November 1, 2018

How I Overcame Fear

By Blue2 jmacquilkin

Around a year ago I was diagnosed on a biopsy that my thyroid nodule was suspicious for cancer. At the time, I was tired all the time and had puffiness along my throat. Due to these symptoms, I was referred to an endocrinologist. I got surgery around a month ago to have my entire thyroid […]

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Tags: anesthesia, biopsy, endocrinologist, endocrinology, patient stories, thyroid nodule, thyroid surgery surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center


October 3, 2018

Gratitude

By Auntie ezatrahmanian

I was having some neck problems so an ultrasound was done. A nodule was discovered on my thyroid. The doctor told me to wait and we would watch it. A biopsy was done and I was still told we could monitor it. I waited two years. But I came to UCLA and was told we […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, neck problems, nodule, patient stories, surgery, thyroid nodule, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology, ultrasound


June 8, 2018

Removal of a Thyroid Nodule the Size of an Avocado

By Kathy ghoonanian

Looking back on my experience with a large thyroid nodule, I wish I had gotten the surgery earlier. For a long period of time, I avoided surgery because I was so scared. The neck is such a delicate area, and I wanted to hold off until surgery was absolutely necessary. Last January, the nodule reached […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, large thyroid nodule, patient stories, surgery, thyroid nodule, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


April 29, 2018

I Won the Lottery

By Jennifer jessicapadilla99

I was having a routine check with my gynecologist when she found a thyroid nodule. For about a year before I had been feeling anxiety but another doctor had dismissed it and told me I was fine. I won the lottery when I saw someone who understood hormones. I met Dr. Masha Livhits for a […]

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Tags: Anxiety, Dr. Masha Livhits, gynecologist, hormones, lymph nodes, patient stories, routine check, thyroid, thyroid nodule


November 30, 2017

Surgery Surprise

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My body has a long-term history of growing fatty lumps that are not cancer,” says Lucinda Walker, who had been monitoring a growing thyroid nodule for seven years with UCLA before seeking out Dr. Masha Livhits to discuss surgery. “She had me get a CT scan, and the left side was growing and drooping behind […]

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Tags: cancer, CT scan, Dr. Masha Livhits, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, fatty lumps, featured, surgery, thyroid nodule, UCLA Endocrine Center


May 25, 2017

Mother of 3, My experience with Dr.Yeh

By LR543 la2017

I’m a 41 year old mother of 3 boys and am generally pretty active. I had felt changes in my body and so I went to my general doctor who dismissed these feelings, but because I knew something wasn’t right I went to an endocrinologist who found a nodule in my thyroid. After waiting 6 […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, endocrinology, patient stories, thyroid nodule, tumor


August 3, 2016

My Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 to your knees. I had thyroid […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, cancer, Dr. Christiaan Schiepers, Dr. Hong, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Stephanie Smooke Praw, endocrine, endocrine surgery, endocrinologist, low iodine diet, needle biopsy, nuclear medicine