Leukemia

Father and Daughter Shared Cancer Journey Ends at Dodger Stadium

December 7, 2019

Father and Daughter Shared Cancer Journey Ends at Dodger Stadium

By Jane Murcia with Photos from Nick Carranza Jane Murcia with Photos from Nick Carranza

When Luis Diaz was diagnosed with leukemia at age 16, he never imagined that his daughter would face a similar battle more than a decade later. Luis’ daughter, Jazmine, then age 2, was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare type of cancer that occurs in bones or in the soft tissue around the bones. Luis […]

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Tags: featured, pediatric cancer, pediatrics, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Lighting the Night in Remembrance

October 23, 2019

Lighting the Night in Remembrance

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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


Raising Money to Give Hope

October 23, 2019

Raising Money to Give Hope

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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


Support All Around

October 22, 2019

Support All Around

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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


Lighting the Night Part of	Blood Cancer Fight

October 15, 2019

Lighting the Night Part of Blood Cancer Fight

By uclahealth uclahealth

The gold lantern is for remembrance, the red lantern is for supporters, and the white lantern is for survivors,” explains Gabriela Rivera, a department security administrator for the department of medicine. Gabriela is participating in the Light the Night Walk on November 9th. “We’re raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. There are numerous […]

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Tags: blood cancer, cancer, featured, leukemia, Light the Night Walk, LLS, lymphoma


Bringing Light to the Darkness

October 9, 2019

Bringing Light to the Darkness

By uclahealth uclahealth

“The Light the Night Walk raises funds for research and raises awareness to come together and support those who have lost someone to a blood cancer,” recounts Judy Reiter, an executive assistant for the UCLA Health Department of Medicine. “I’m passionate about raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for multiple reasons. The first […]

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Tags: blood cancer, cancer, cancer diagnosis, cancer research, featured, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Light the Night Walk, LLS


Leone's Story

September 19, 2018

Leone’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

Leone is four years old and loves to watch sports on TV with grandpa, when watching basketball or baseball, he will bounce a ball or swing the bat as the players do. Leone was diagnosed with Leukemia one year ago and had set backs, like six weeks at the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital with two […]

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Tags: cancer, dribble for the cure, leukemia, pediatric cancer, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Skye's Story

September 17, 2018

Skye’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

Skye is a three year old-whose life has already been well-documented because of the amazing way her life has touched so many people! Skye was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia when she was an infant and received the first of three bone marrow transplants at UCLA. After the second […]

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Tags: blood transfusions, bone marrow donor, bone-marrow transplants, cancer, dribble for the cure, immune system, juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, pediatric cancer, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Pedro's Story

September 17, 2018

Pedro’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

On January 22nd, Pedro was diagnosed with t-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and immediately started chemotherapy. Pedro is 5 years old and loves sports but one of his favorite sports are soccer and basketball. Since he was diagnosed, he hasn’t joined a team, but is hoping that he will be well enough to join in sports […]

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Tags: chemotherapy, dribble for the cure, pediatric cancer, spinal tabs, t-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, transfusions, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Stem cell transplants: What you need to know

September 13, 2018

Stem cell transplants: What you need to know

By Denise Heady Denise Heady

Stem cell transplants, also known as bone marrow transplants, are used successfully to treat people with life-threatening blood cancers and other rare blood diseases, giving people a second chance at life. More formally known as hematopoietic (of the blood) stem cell transplants, these procedures transfuse healthy cells into a person after his or her own […]

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Tags: bone marrow transplant, Joshua Sasine, stem-cell transplants, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center