Cancer

September 12, 2019

We Meet Again…My Revered Radiation Oncologist

By KSC karen12

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


August 2, 2019

Spreading Awareness

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My mother was diagnosed with colon cancer when she was 48 and passed away at 49 years old,” says Christiana Camacho, a nurse at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and advocate for colon cancer screenings. “I had my first colonoscopy done about eight months ago, and I will get one every five years as part […]

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Tags: colon cancer, colon cancer screenings, colonoscopy, featured, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Still in the game

July 18, 2019

Still in the game

By uclahealth uclahealth

In 2015, ESPN reporter Holly Row was diagnosed with desmoplastic melanoma, a rare, fast-spreading form of skin cancer. After a first surgery, she enrolled in a UCLA clinical trial led by Dr. Antoni Ribas testing a new approach for advanced melanoma in which participants took the drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) in combination with another immunotherapy drug […]

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Tags: Antoni Ribas MD, cancer, clinical trials, featured, immunotherapy, keytruda, melanoma, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


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 months

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