Patient Story

Thriving Body, Happy Mind

November 27, 2019

Thriving Body, Happy Mind

By uclahealth uclahealth

“UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind is a program that really enhances kids who aren’t affiliated with sports,” explains Brandy Peacock, PE and softball coach at Culver City High School. “This program is an opportunity for the students to get free range of the weight room, and for them to get opportunities to go to […]

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Tags: featured, Sound Body Sound Mind, UCLA Sound Body Sound Mind


Thankful for Love:  Intensive Care Unit Wedding Ceremony Brings Joy to Grieving Family

November 27, 2019

Thankful for Love: Intensive Care Unit Wedding Ceremony Brings Joy to Grieving Family

By uclahealth uclahealth

The bride looked beautiful in her wedding dress, soft music welled in the background, and her father stood ready by her side.  But instead of walking down the aisle, Janneth walked down a hospital corridor and into the groom’s room in the Intensive Care Unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Jorge, her beloved, lay […]

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Tags: 3 Wishes, 3 Wishes Project, featured, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


From '18 Months Left' to 16 Years

October 23, 2019

From ’18 Months Left’ to 16 Years

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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


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


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


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


Conditioning Culver City High

October 18, 2019

Conditioning Culver City High

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“We used the UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind program to get the students prepared for the final fitness exam,” says Richard Prieto, physical education teacher for Culver City High School. “The program has really helped out all our students. I think the cardio equipment has helped the most with conditioning. I think when you […]

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Tags: community engagement, featured, fitness gyms, high school gym, special initiatives, UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind


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


I Had Breast Cancer

October 15, 2019

I Had Breast Cancer

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I found a lump on my right nipple, and thought it was nothing, but my mom had a bilateral mastectomy two years prior so I thought I should get it checked out,” recalls Adam Reid, who chose the UCLA Breast Center, Santa Monica for treatment. “Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women, but the statistics […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, featured, mastectomy, patient stories, UCLA Breast Center, UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica


October 14, 2019

Adrenaline-producing Adrenal Tumor (Pheochromocytoma)

By JSL67 JSL67

I was referred to UCLA Department of Endocrine Surgery by my cardiologist after having hot flashes, sweating and high blood pressure. I had a cardiac work-up and ultrasound of my organs. A small mass was seen on my adrenal gland. i followed my doctor’s instructions and contacted UCLA. Initially seeing Dr. Michael Yeh and then […]

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Tags: endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, patient stories, thyroid surgery