Cancer

Beautiful Wedding

January 11, 2019

Beautiful Wedding

By uclahealth uclahealth

“It was a really beautiful day, I didn’t expect it to be so grand,” says Tanyce Bush, who got married in the Intensive Care Unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica to long-time partner Christopher Johnson, who has stage 4 T-cell lymphoma cancer. “The nurses told me they were going to decorate, but I didn’t […]

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Tags: 3 Wishes, 4 T-cell lymphoma cancer, cancer, ICU, ICU Wedding, intensive care unit, lymphoma, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


January 10, 2019

A Mom’s Cancer Story

By Mom Nana miszm68

First off, I wanted to thank Dr. Gofnung and Dr. Yeh for their detection and treatment of my thyroid cancer from 2015-2016. After Dr. Gofnug detected abnormality in my ultrasound screening, I started researching for the best surgeon at UCLA and found Dr. Yeh. I chose him due to his expertise in endocrine surgery. I […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Yaroslav A. Gofnung, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, patient stories, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound


'Getting Hitched'

January 2, 2019

‘Getting Hitched’

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Your boy is getting hitched!” exclaims Christopher Johnson, who has stage 4 T-cell lymphoma cancer and has been in and out of the hospital since November 2017. As part of the Three Wishes program, Christopher is getting married to his long-time partner Tanyce Bush in the Intensive Care Unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. […]

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Tags: 3 Wishes, cancer, featured, ICU, ICU Wedding, intensive care unit, stage 4 T-cell lymphoma cancer, Three Wishes program, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


How one boy coped with loss of his father from cancer

January 2, 2019

How one boy coped with loss of his father from cancer

By deniseheady deniseheady

Theo Tittle grew up knowing his dad wasn’t like everyone else. For starters, his father, Bently, battled a rare genetic form of kidney cancer that entailed three major surgeries, various cancer-fighting treatments and participation in a clinical trial. Beyond that, says Theo, his dad stood out as a “super irreverent” guy who embraced and loved […]

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Tags: cancer, Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology


December 21, 2018

My Incredible UCLA Team

By Peanut mtsandoval64

Through Lifescreen, a nodule was found on the left side of my thyroid. They told me to take it to my doctor. When I saw her, she did an ultrasound, then nothing happened. 6 months later I had still had symptoms so another ultrasound was done. But I was told my symptoms were likely just […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, Dr. Maletkovich, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, lymph nodes, patient stories, surgery, thyroid, thyroid problems, UCLA Porter Ranch, ultrasound


Uplifting Art

December 12, 2018

Uplifting Art

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I walked into the Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology one day after radiation and really liked it,” says Gene Alper, who came to UCLA Health for radiation and ongoing treatment after partial surgery on a brain tumor. “I really enjoy being in the company of other cancer patients and survivors. I find it very […]

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Tags: brain tumor, featured, radiation, Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, survivors


Art Therapy for Adults

December 12, 2018

Art Therapy for Adults

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I’m a big believer in bringing creativity to the medical setting,” says Sydney Siegel, a clinical oncology social worker at the Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology who helped patients create Jackson Pollock inspired art. “I think art therapy workshops, as an alternative to support groups, can help patients cope in different ways to process […]

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Tags: art therapy, Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, social worker, support groups


Helping 'Unique You'

December 12, 2018

Helping ‘Unique You’

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I believe the stress of modern living is really damaging us,” says Dr. Howard Murad, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine and Dermatology at UCLA Health who published ‘Understanding the Stress of Modern Living’. “One of the things we can do to make a huge difference in our life is act more and more like the […]

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Tags: art therapy, Dr. Howard Murad, Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology


Be Proactive

December 12, 2018

Be Proactive

By uclahealth uclahealth

“After my mother passed away from breast cancer that metastasized to her lungs, I started getting yearly mammograms,” says Donisha Faul, who began getting mammograms at 32 years old. “In January, I was doing a self-test and felt a lump, so I immediately went to my obstetrician, who referred me to UCLA Health for a biopsy. […]

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Tags: biopsy, chemotherapy, Dr. Amy Kusske, featured, mammograms, neoadjuvant therapy, obstetrician, radiation, self-breast exam, self-test, surgery, triple negative breast cancer


November 8, 2018

From Apprehensive to Appreciative

By Jenny binchen91733

The lump in my neck was first discovered when I was getting a facial. After bringing this up with my PCP, I got an Ultrasound and a biopsy done on this nodule, which came back for thyroid cancer. Hearing the word cancer shakes you, especially when my biopsy results predicted an almost 100% likelihood of […]

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Tags: Alhambra, biopsy, cancer, Community Cancer Care, Dr. Michael Yeh, lump, patient stories, primary care physician, scar, surgery, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrine Center