Items Tagged ‘radiation oncology’

September 12, 2019

We Meet Again…My Revered Radiation Oncologist


I am in Korcula, Croatia sailing on a 42’ boat with 3 other couples.We are sitting knee to knee in the stern cockpit.We start exchanging pleasantries, stories, histories, etc. with the lovely couple whose knees I am touching.Where are you from? Los Angeles they say….more banter, exchanges, laughter….They ask, what was your business? Us: Real […]

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Tags: Dr. Steinberg, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, patient stories, radiation oncology

Radiation is Our Tool

November 16, 2016

Radiation is Our Tool

By uclahealth uclahealth

I think very few people understand what a radiation oncologist does,” says Dr. Percy Lee, an Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Radiation Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and current Clinical Director of the Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy program. “We’re not radiologists, we use imaging […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Percy Lee, MRI scan, radiation, radiation oncologist, radiation oncology, SBRT, stereotactic body radiation therapy, stereotactic body radiation therapy program, ViewRay, ViewRay system

Fighting cancer—and honoring a beloved aunt—one cake at a time

August 9, 2016

Fighting cancer—and honoring a beloved aunt—one cake at a time

By Reggie Kumar Reggie Kumar

For Abby Nathanson, 17, and best friend Ruby Garland, 17, baking cakes is a bittersweet tribute to a woman who was known not only for her love of creating sweet treats, but also her warrior-like attitude and determination to beat one of the deadliest cancers in the world. In 2013, Abby’s beloved aunt Jodi Nathanson […]

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Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, children, childrens health, clinical trials, lung cancer, lung cancer research, news, non-small cell lung cancer, radiation, radiation oncology, UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Some gut microbes are your friends, maybe even cancer-fighting friends

May 30, 2016

Some gut microbes are your friends, maybe even cancer-fighting friends

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

Sure, you can hate someone’s guts, but maybe you should go easy on what’s in those guts –microbes that could slow, or even help prevent, the progress of some types of cancer. In a study recently published in PLoS One,  researchers isolated a bacterium called Lactobacillus johnsonii 456, which is the most abundant of the beneficial bacteria, […]

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Tags: arthritis, asthma, bacteria, bacterium, beneficial microbes, cancer, cancer risk, celiac disease, environmental health sciences, heart disease, inflammable bowel disease, inflammation

March 30, 2016

I’m grateful for Dr. Tania Kaprealean

By erinarnold erinarnold

I’d like to thank my radiation oncologist, Dr. Tania Kaprealian, for being an exceptional physician. I feel she genuinely cares about me and my well being. I’m so grateful to have her as my UCLA Doctor.

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Tags: cancer, Doctors Day, Dr. Tania Kaprealian, patient stories, radiation oncologist, radiation oncology

April 15, 2013

My HERO……he fought the good fight

By GarrettsMom GarrettsMom

My beautiful son, Garrett was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma on Decemember 26, 2009………the day after Christmas and a month after he ran a 5k race. He was only 29 and was an athlete all his life. We were in Tennessee visiting for Thanksgiving and I could tell something was wrong, just didn’t imagine cancer. He […]

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Tags: cancer, Hodgkins Lymphoma, nurses & staff, patient stories, radiation oncology, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica

February 17, 2013

When you’ve lost hope…

By Julie58 Julie58

In early December, 2011, I was diagnosed with a rare tumor on my carotid artery. I had lymph node involvement I was told and immediate medical attention was warranted. Before I could digest the news, I was also told that I needed a team of “specialty” Physicians for the best possible outcome and therefore, must […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Juan Carlos Jimenez, Dr. Steve Lee, head & neck surgery, nurses & staff, patient stories, radiation oncology, radiology, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surgery

January 15, 2013

My brain aneurysm….

By organicart organicart

I was on the phone just chatting with my son. All of a sudden, I felt something I had never felt before. I knew it was serious, and said I had to hang up. I felt a pressure above my eyes like a visor tightening on my head, and then a loud banging like metal […]

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Tags: brain aneurysm, Dr. Reza Jahan, Neurology & Neurosurgery, patient stories, radiation oncology

October 9, 2012

Edna’s Story – Breast Cancer

By Edna Edna

  Edna Baradas was nearing the end of her pregnancy when she found a lump. She asked doctors to delay telling her the results of their tests, and it wasn’t until shortly after daughter Ella’s birth that Edna learned she had breast cancer. Receiving the news she had cancer so soon after the birth of […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, Dr. Jaco Festekjian, patient stories, radiation oncology