Cancer

September 20th, 2017

When You’re in Good Hands

By Saul frairesaul

From the very beginning, Dr. Yeh made me feel very comfortable and took the time to walk me through everything, ensuring that I had a firm grasp on my diagnosis as well as the next steps of treatment. I had my daughter and wife with me for my first visit and was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism […]

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Tags: anesthesiologists, cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, hyperthyroidism, nurses, patient stories, surgery, thyroid cancer


September 12th, 2017

In spite…there is still hope

By Tasha mahdinatasha

Last year I was working for an Americorps program in Sacramento. In the spring I noticed that my throat had gotten so large that I could not button my collar. I came to a graduation at USC for my brother-in-law in May and my parents noticed the difference. I had a June appointment made with […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer surgery, diet, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, iodine, iodine pill, no salt, no seafood, nodule


Protecting kids against HPV before cancer risk increases

August 15th, 2017

Protecting kids against HPV before cancer risk increases

By Reggie Kumar reggiekumar

Some parents remain hesitant to get their children vaccinated for the human papilloma virus, despite assurances by medical experts that the recommended shots are both highly safe and effective. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the vaccine to protect females between the ages of 9 and 26 and males between the ages of 9 and […]

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Tags: adolescent cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, HPV, HPV vaccine


Twins share in recovery

August 7th, 2017

Twins share in recovery

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Our mother died of breast cancer at the age of 55,” says Raj Dhillon, (pictured right) 72, and identical twin sister to Tej Bains. Tej says, “I was diagnosed with breast cancer in June of 2015. It was devastating. The doctors said, ‘You have an identical twin? She needs to get tested right away.’ And […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, featured, HER2+, HER2+ tumors, patient stories, stage 1 breast cancer, US News


Everything is fine now

August 7th, 2017

Everything is fine now

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I had prostate cancer at 55 years of age,” says Robert Grycan, who chose to seek help from Dr. Stuart Holden on the advice of a family member. Robert now goes to his appointments at the Clark Urology Center in Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “Everything is fine now; I’m in remission. I did have […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, Clark Urology Center, community, Dr. Stuart Holden, featured, prostrate cancer, remission, reoccurrence, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, US News


I always refer UCLA

August 7th, 2017

I always refer UCLA

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was having extreme pain in an area of my breast. I would get this shooting pain that would knock the breath out of me,” says Toni Stanton Harris, who felt a grape-sized lump during a self-examination, visited her primary-care doctor and found out she had stage 2 triple negative breast cancer. “My breast cancer […]

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Tags: breast, breast cancer, breast pain, cancer free, featured, primary care doctor, self-examination, stage 2 triple negative breast cancer, US News


Choosing comfort at UCLA

August 5th, 2017

Choosing comfort at UCLA

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I’m old, I’ve been spending a lot of time at the doctor’s and that’s why I’m here,” says Judy Leach, chuckling as she talks about what brought her to the Clark Urology Center at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I had bladder cancer, but now it’s gone so I’m here for my six-month check-up. I […]

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Tags: bladder cancer, cancer, Clark Urology Center, featured, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, US News


July 28th, 2017

My great experience

By marialafitte marialafitte

It is horrifying to find out you have cancer. But it is a good thing that thyroid cancer can be cured. Since the beginning, Dr. Yeh has been supportive, open, positive and forthcoming with information, The staff here is excellent. Jennifer is great and all questions were answered. Maya was excellent. For the surgery from […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, oncology, patient stories, post -op, pre-op, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrine Center


Pediatric Infusion Center: A space to heal and learn

July 11th, 2017

Pediatric Infusion Center: A space to heal and learn

By uclahealth uclahealth

The boat is the first thing kids notice when they come to the Pediatric Infusion Center at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Dina’s Beach, as the front-desk area is known, is named for a former patient whose family donated funds to make the infusion center a more enjoyable place for kids and parents. The tropical theme, complete […]

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Tags: antibiotics, biologic therapies, blood transfusions, cancer, central-line blood draws, chemotherapy, child life specialist, chronic conditions, Dina’s Beach, infusion center, intravenous therapies, nursing


July 11th, 2017

Weathered the Storm

By cory cory

My words to others is – it gets better, It was a challenge and the unfamiliar and unknown can be scary. The process was rough. I didn’t see or feel a lump and barely knew what a thyroid was. I just had a minor sore throat. My regular doctor gave me some antibiotics and said […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, cancerous, CT scan, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, ENT, lymph node, patient stories, radioactive iodine, sore throat, support system