Items Tagged ‘tumor’

UCLA Health Says Yes

March 19, 2019

UCLA Health Says Yes

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was told surgery was too complicated or that they could only remove half the tumor because they were afraid they would nick my spinal cord,” says 59-year-old Flo Silverman, who had two neurosurgeons reject her case before seeking help at UCLA Health. “I had a big tumor in my cervical spine, in the C2 […]

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Tags: Dr. Luke Macyszyn, featured, neurosurgeons, spinal cord, tumor


Mammogram was Life-Saver

October 22, 2018

Mammogram was Life-Saver

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Waiting for my biopsy results was the longest 10 days,” says 44-year-old Brenda Palacios, who was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in March of 2017. “I had been getting yearly mammograms since I was 40, so they detected it on time. When I went to Dr. Deanna Attai’s office, she had a written breakdown, […]

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Tags: biopsy, breast cancer, cancer, chemo, chemotherapy, Dr. Deanna Attai, featured, HER2-positive cells, HER2+, lumpectomy, mammograms, mastectomy


October 15, 2018

Happy with Results

By Nana linli1010intv

In 2008, my blood pressure went up after I had my first child. I exercised and it went down to normal. Then in 2011, I had my second child and it went up again. This time, exercise did not reduce it. My doctor thought it might be hormones so he sent me to Dr. Yen, […]

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Tags: blood pressure, CT scan, Dr. Michael Yeh, hormones, irregular heartbeats, medications, patient stories, surgery, tumor, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Endocrinology


October 8, 2018

Trust UCLA and Your Doctors

By marco markbrownapt

I met with Dr. Livhits and she explained that I had a tumor on my adrenal gland. Having the tumor removed would regulate my potassium levels and blood pressure, so she recommended surgery. I am visiting 10 days following surgery and my blood pressure has gone down. My potassium level has improved and is getting […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, adrenal gland tumor, blood pressure, Dr. Masha Livhits, patient stories, potassium levels, surgery, tumor, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology


October 5, 2018

A Pastor’s Voice and Life Preserved

By Anna K. agkpk2

Posted on behalf of my father, a patient of Dr. Yeh: I wanted to take the opportunity to write about my and my family’s experience with Dr. Michael Yeh as he has been such a blessing in our lives. In 2014, I was diagnosed with stage 4 thyroid cancer that had spread into my neck […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, ENT/thyroid surgeon, laryngeal nerve, patient stories, postoperative care, stage 4 thyroid cancer, thyroid cancer, tumor, visible scars


August 31, 2018

Nat’s Adventure

By Nat kchit

From a CT scan, my doctor found something on top of my adrenal gland and decided that the whole adrenal gland should be removed just in case it was a tumor. My results came back good and the cut that Dr. Livhits made is also good and healing well. My hospital stay was good; however, […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, CT scan, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, endocrinology, patient stories, tumor, UCLA Endocrine Center


Lump on the neck

August 24, 2018

Lump on the neck

By Nicole15 nicoleandreasison

It was on the second week of June 2018 when I noticed a lump on the left side of my face between my ear and jaw as I was brushing my hair into a pony tail in front of the mirror. I immediately inform my parents about it. My Mom, a breast cancer survivor after […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, breast cancer, Dr. A. Shawn Veiseh, Dr. Akira Ishiyama, Dr. Maie St. John, Dr. Vishad Nabili, featured, patient stories, tumor, UCLA Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UCLA Head and Neck


August 19, 2018

Blessed Patient

By Blessed Patient arod93

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


June 14, 2018

She’s Just the Best

By Teddy Tidbit hmslaton

I was referred to Dr. Livhits by Dr. Chung. I had a 5 cm tumor on my adrenal gland and was diagnosed with possible pheochromocytoma. I came in for a consult and she made me felt safe and answered all my questions. She explained the surgery in great detail. Between the consult and the surgery […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, Dr. Dianne Chung, Dr. Masha Livhits, patient stories, Pheochromocytoma, tumor, UCLA Endocrine Center


November 2, 2017

My Experience with My Adrenal Gland which I Never Knew I Had

By Shirley smcahren34

I never even knew it was there until I had a CAT scan. I’d never heard of it, so when I found out about my diagnosis of a tumor on my adrenal gland I was a bit scared. The doctor recommended that I see Dr. Lihvits, and after meeting with her she explained to me […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, adrenal gland tumor, CAT scan, Dr. Masha Lihvits, patient stories, surgery, tumor