Items Tagged ‘ultrasounds’

March 5, 2018

Second Time is a charm

By Lexi Lexi

I was worried when UCLA took over the health plan for my union. I thought there would be less personal care and more red tape to get needed procedures done. However, the opposite has been true. I am now post-op with my second bout of thyroid cancer and have been incredibly pleased with how easy […]

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Tags: biopsies, cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Mora-Beccerra, endocrinologist, health plan, lymph node, patient stories, thyroid cancer, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology, ultrasounds


July 27, 2017

Pushing Through It

By saremihaniyeh saremihaniyeh

I got my ears pierced on March 20. 2 days later, I was with the school nurse to have her help me clean the wounds. I felt dizzy and nauseous and the next thing I knew I was on the floor. I felt like I was asleep and I heard someone calling my name. I […]

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Tags: adrenal surgery, benign, calcium level, cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, ER, fainting, genetic testing, heart rate racing


October 10, 2016

Triumphant Thyroid Cancer Surgery!

By tsgrummon tsgrummon

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 this but it was explained […]

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Tags: biopsy, blood tests, cancer, cancerous lymph nodes, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, iodine treatment, lymph nodes, MRI, patient stories


Pediatric services close to home for Porter Ranch community

September 28, 2016

Pediatric services close to home for Porter Ranch community

By uclahealth uclahealth

Porter Ranch residents who live there are thrilled with the addition of pediatric services at UCLA’s full-service primary-care office in Porter Ranch. “We’ve been getting so many calls and questions from the community about our pediatric services,” says Christina Boyles, nurse supervisor, UCLA Primary & Specialty Care in Porter Ranch. “Parents want to know when […]

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Tags: Dr. Allison Guimera, Dr. Nicole Hetzer, Family Medicine, pediatric services, Porter Ranch, UCLA Primary & Specialty Care - Porter Ranch, ultrasounds, x-rays


June 6, 2016

I am the ultimate cancer survivor!

By Rebecca Miller Rebecca Miller

In May 2014, I had a routine breast cancer screening at UCLA Medical Center on 15th Street in Santa Monica. I had numerous x-rays and ultrasounds. I was diagnosed with breast cancer on both breasts, but they were two different types of breast cancer in each breast. I underwent two lumpectomy surgeries in my left […]

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Tags: basal carcinoma, breast cancer, breast cancer screening, cancer survivor, cancer survivorship, colon cancer, lumpectomy surgeries, lung cancer, oncologist, patient stories, radiation, radiation treatment