Cancer

Raising Ovarian Cancer Awareness

October 30, 2019

Raising Ovarian Cancer Awareness

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“I founded the Ovarian Cancer Circle to honor the memory of my daughter, Robin Babbini, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 17,” recounts Paulinda Schimmel Babbini, who was honored by City Hall for the work she and the Ovarian Cancer Circle do, partnered with UCLA Health, to raise awareness about ovarian cancer. “She suffered […]

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Tags: cancer research, Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, featured, Ovarian Cancer, Ovarian Cancer Circle/Inspired by Robin Babbini


Took My Care to Another Level

October 24, 2019

Took My Care to Another Level

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“I went in for my annual mammogram, and they saw a calcification,” recalls Marjan Shokri, who was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. She chose the UCLA Breast Center, Santa Monica for treatment. “I had two biopsies because the MRI showed one more calcium deposit closer to my nipple. The options were to keep going into […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer screening, breast health, cancer, cancer screening, Dr. Amy Kusske, featured, lumpectomy, mastectomy, UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica


From '18 Months Left' to 16 Years

October 23, 2019

From ’18 Months Left’ to 16 Years

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“They told me the cancer had spread to my bones and I was given an 18-month prognosis,” reveals Nancy Radin, who found out her breast cancer had metastasized in her late 40s. “I decided to go elsewhere for a diagnosis and came to UCLA Health. I credit the doctors here with saving my life. I’m […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast health, cancer treatment, chemotherapy, featured, UCLA Breast Center


Lighting the Night in Remembrance

October 23, 2019

Lighting the Night in Remembrance

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“My mom passed away from lymphoma cancer four years ago,” reveals Hilda Zamora, a purchasing coordinator in the department of medicine. “I wanted to give back after her passing, and now that I’m getting over a little of the grief, raising money for the Light the Night Walk seems meant to be. It feels like […]

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Tags: blood cancer, cancer, featured, leukemia, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Light the Night Walk


Still Holding My Hand

October 23, 2019

Still Holding My Hand

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“I was the first one in my family to be diagnosed with breast cancer,” recalls Charisse Enrique, who had calcifications when she went in for her first mammogram at 40. “So every six months I would go in for a mammogram, and a year a half later, I got an ultrasound. That was it. I […]

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Tags: bilateral mastectomy, breast cancer, breast health, Dr. Amy Kusske, featured, mammogram, UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica


Raising Money to Give Hope

October 23, 2019

Raising Money to Give Hope

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“Even though I’m not able to be there in person, to comfort a patient or bring hope, by doing this I’m able to give back,” affirms Joash Wampande, an administrative assistant at UCLA Health who is raising money to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during the Light the Night Walk on November 9th. “Blood […]

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Tags: blood cancer, community, leukemia, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Light the Night Walk


This clinical trial was a life saver

October 23, 2019

This clinical trial was a life saver

By uclahealth uclahealth

Parton knew he needed extraordinary measures to beat the disease: the cancer was spreading all over his body. That’s when he met with Dr. Edward Garon of the UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Tags: chemotherapy, Dr. Edward Garon, keytruda, lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


Support All Around

October 22, 2019

Support All Around

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“I’ll be holding my lantern high and proud of everybody else there,” states Daisy Cazares, an administrative assistant in the department of medicine. Daisy is raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk. “I’ll be holding a red supporter lantern for all of those who are going through leukemia or for […]

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Tags: blood cancer, cancer research, community, featured, leukemia, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Light the Night Walk


October 21, 2019

Experiencing the Best

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“Women get to come together, be pampered, and feel beautiful at a time when their bodies and their own identities feel in transition,” acknowledges Joyce Chang, who spoke during the Breast Cancer Spa Day. “I shared what it’s like to be Dr. Helena Chang’s daughter, which is sharing your mom with all of her patients. […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Breast Cancer Spa Day, breast health, breast surgeon, featured, Helena Chang MD, lump in the breast, UCLA Breast Center


Finally Able to Relax and Look Forward

October 21, 2019

Finally Able to Relax and Look Forward

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“In the beginning, I felt overwhelmed because everyone said, ‘You should go here’ or, ‘You should go there,’ but I really appreciate that I was told to go to UCLA Health,” confesses 44-year-old Hannah Yoon. Yoon was diagnosed triple positive for breast cancer in August 2016. “I had a double mastectomy and finished my treatments […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast health, cancer, featured, mastectomy, ucla health breast center