Dr. Angela Leung has patiently and devotedly answered all my questions, without rushing me, and has consistently generated peace of mind and confidence that I'm in good hands. I thank her for contributing prolifically to the scientific literature that directly benefits patients like me in the clinical setting.
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 [...]
What brought me to the Endocrine Center was due to a natural TIA I had, which is a transient ischemic attack which is like a mini stroke. I then had an ultrasound on the carotid artery which incidentally is where they found the nodule on the thyroid. When I [...]
Angelika's Story Total Lost: 95 pounds* I have been seriously considering bariatric surgery for over 10 years, however kept telling myself that I can do this, I can lose the weight on my own. This mindset allowed me to stay heavy for 10 years too long. I [...]
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 [...]
For a couple of years I had a mass growing in my neck, that I wasn't really aware of , but my mom and friends noticed it. The first time I had it checked out, they said it was nothing, I had it checked again by a specialist when I [...]
In my 20s my thyroid was enlarged so they just watched it for years. Eventually, my thyroid levels were rising , but not dangerously so. I watched the progress with my doctor. Eventually to avoid bone loss and potential malignancies due to many nodules. (He likened it to a bunch [...]
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 [...]