Cancer

More Than 'Good Enough'

July 13, 2019

More Than ‘Good Enough’

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We look at alternatives to cancer-y things,” says Kristine Knudsen. “People don’t want to have to wear something that is ‘good enough.’ Our head coverings are the perfect example of a range of prices and solutions. We have hats designed for surfers, yoga community head coverings, custom turbans designed by a Los Angeles woman and […]

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Tags: featured, integrative medicine, oncology, Simms/Mann Center for Integrative Oncology, suppoort groups


'Never Just a Fitting'

July 8, 2019

‘Never Just a Fitting’

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Women are moved to tears because this is an opportunity for normalcy and to be seen,” says Angela Castro, a certified mastectomy fitter in the Reflections Boutique at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Angela, pictured right, continues, “For every single person, we are present because a fitting is never just a fitting. Even if a […]

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Tags: mastectomy, Reflections Boutique, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Choose Being Happy & Well

June 29, 2019

Choose Being Happy & Well

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We are not just taking care of their disease, but rather taking care of them as a whole individual during their treatment and afterwards for their recovery,” says Dr. Helena Chang, director of the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center. “16 years ago we wanted to have a day to say, ‘I recognize you have gone through a […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. Helena Chang, featured, Revlon/UCLA Breast Center


June 25, 2019

Stressed out for 2 month

By Ali E alieshkeiti

Dr. Yeh performed a surgery on my neck in order to remove couple of tumors which were probably left there from my previous surgery (not done by Dr. Yeh). The challenge associated with this surgery was that my vocal cord had been damaged in the previous surgery and it would make it a very high […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, papillary thyroid cancer, patient stories, surgery, tumors


June 24, 2019

"the best of the best!”

By VEE vmich55555

Last week I seen Dr. Yeh for my 1 year post op checkup for my thyroidectomy he had performed. And, thanks to Dr. Yeh, I’m happy to say that I am now thyroid cancer free! I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer only 3 months after I had been diagnosed and had a major surgery for […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, melanoma, patient stories, surgery, thyroid cancer, thyroidectomy, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound


Beautiful Bras for Beautiful Women

June 21, 2019

Beautiful Bras for Beautiful Women

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We’re helping people see themselves in a different light and discover how beautiful they are,” says Kristine Knudsen, pictured left. Kristine, along with Angela Castro, is a certified mastectomy fitter in the Reflections Boutique at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Angela says, “A mastectomy is when a woman has her breast tissue removed, and a […]

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Tags: compression bras, lumpectomy, mastectomy, mastectomy bras, Reflections Boutique, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surgical bras


10 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Daughter Was Diagnosed With Cancer

June 14, 2019

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Daughter Was Diagnosed With Cancer

By uclahealth uclahealth

A cancer diagnosis is never easy for anyone. And it is especially hard for parents to watch their child go through difficult treatments, regardless of how old their child may be. There’s a sense of helplessness and disbelief that can be hard to digest. This was true for Todd Krouner when he found out his 29-year-old […]

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Tags: advice, breast cancer, cancer, featured, Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, stage 2 breast cancer


Colon-Cancer Screenings Save Lives

May 8, 2019

Colon-Cancer Screenings Save Lives

By UCLA50Plus uclafiftyplus

March was “Colon Cancer Awareness Month” to help raise awareness of the importance of screening to help prevent one of the most common cancers in both men and women. Are you due for a screening? Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and women. It affects 150,000 Americans a year and […]

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Tags: 50 plus program, colon cancer, colonoscopy, Dr. Fola May, fecal immunochemical test, FIT kit, gastroenterologist, polyps, precancerous polyps


May 8, 2019

Thyroid Surgery

By Byrnsi miszm68

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


April 22, 2019

Not a big deal

By Byrnsi miszm68

Thank god for Dr. Barbara Geisser at UCLA neurology who called to say on your MS MRI, “It appears that you have these nodules that I am sure you know about and are being followed.” I said, “I sure am not and don’t know about them.” Dr. Geisser said she would make a referral for […]

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Tags: brain surgery, Dr. Barbara Geisser, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Pouyan Famini, endocrine surgeon, endocrinologist, MS, patient stories, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrinology, UCLA Neurology