Items Tagged ‘thyroid’

May 8, 2019

Thyroid Surgery

By Grateful Grateful

I had nodules that turned out to be cancer on the right side of thyroid. My endocrinologist suggested that I have the whole thyroid removed as a cautionary measure. Dr. Livhits said she would just take half of it out, why have more out when there isn’t anything suspicious on the left side. i was […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, nodules, patient stories, thyroid, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Endocrinology


December 21, 2018

My Incredible UCLA Team

By Peanut Peanut

Through Lifescreen, a nodule was found on the left side of my thyroid. They told me to take it to my doctor. When I saw her, she did an ultrasound, then nothing happened. 6 months later I had still had symptoms so another ultrasound was done. But I was told my symptoms were likely just […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, Dr. Maletkovich, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, lymph nodes, patient stories, surgery, thyroid, thyroid problems, UCLA Porter Ranch, ultrasound


October 31, 2018

Calcium Fixup

By Pat Pat

Since I am a Type II diabetic, I have lots of blood tests. Although I didn’t feel any symptoms, my thyroid was “wacky” and my calcium levels kept going up. I was referred to Dr. Livhits who is lovely and her assistants are great. She did parathyroid surgery 2 1/2 weeks ago. I stayed in […]

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Tags: calcium levels, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, thyroid, Type II diabetes, UCLA Endocrine Center


August 30, 2018

Unexpected But Satisfied Experience

By Lee Lee

My doctor told me I needed extra medications for my diabetes so I went to see an endocrinologist, Dr. Martinez, who felt a nodule on my throat. When the ultrasound came back inconclusive, I was then referred to Dr. Yeh for surgery for the removal of the right side of my thyroid. Although I had […]

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Tags: cancer, diabetes, Dr. Dorothy Martinez, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, endocrinology, nodule, patient stories, radiation, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, thyroid, thyroid issues


August 25, 2018

Everything is Great Now

By Maria Maria

I started feeling discomfort in my neck and went to see my thyroid doctor. The doctor felt lumps and sent me for an ultrasound. Tumors were seen so I was sent for a biopsy. They told me I had thyroid cancer. I was referred to Dr. Livhits. I had surgery 6 weeks later. Everything is […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, patient stories, surgery, thyroid, thyroid cancer, tumors, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound


August 19, 2018

Blessed Patient

By Blessed Patient Blessed Patient

I went to my OB and when she checked my neck, she felt a lump/swelling there. She did an ultrasound and discovered a large mass on my thyroid. I then got a biopsy done but it was inconclusive for atypicals. I got a second opinion from another doctor and he explained that it was atypical […]

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Tags: biopsy, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, OB, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, thoracic surgeon, thyroid, tumor, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, ultrasound


August 15, 2018

Glad I was referred to Dr. Livhits

By Lulu Lulu

In 2009 I was told I had hyperthyroidism and began taking meds. Then in December 2011 I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. By March 2012 I was in remission. I had heart palpitations and tremors but nothing was offered to me but medications. In January 2016 I was told I had acute myloid leukemia. I […]

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Tags: acute myloid leukemia, Anxiety, bone marrow transplant, cancer, Dr. Ines Donangelo, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, goiter, heart palpitations, hyperthyroidism, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, patient stories


July 6, 2018

I Survived

By Stephy Stephy

About 5 or 6 years ago I found a nodule on my neck. I wasn’t sure if it was abnormal but since I had no insurance I waited several years before I had a checkup. When I finally did, the biopsy was benign.No one told me to followup so I didn’t. But one of my […]

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Tags: benign, biopsy, cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, ENT, nodule, papillary carcinoma, patient stories, radiation therapy, thyroid, total thyroidectomy


June 22, 2018

Pain in the Neck

By Laurien Laurien

My endocrinologist referred me to Dr. Yeh when cancerous nodules were found on my thyroid for a lobepectomy. Dr. Yeh did an excellent job and was highly recommended by my endocrinologist. Dr. Yeh took time to sit with me after my surgery during recovery and my incision is very small. Everyone has been extremely nice […]

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Tags: cancer, cancerous nodules, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, endocrinology, nodules, patient stories, thyroid, UCLA Endocrine Center


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