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Healthy and Cancer Free for 30 years.

February 22, 2018

Healthy and Cancer Free for 30 years.

By Andrew abarquera

30 years ago this month, I had a testicular cancer and it took a part of me and almost my life with a recurrence to my lymph nodes and spine a year later. I had chemo and radiation following. I spent several years dealing with my self-worth and self-value and feeling “incomplete”. The emotional scars […]

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Tags: cancer, chemo, Dr. Jesse Mills, featured, lymph nodes, Men's Health Month, patient stories, prosthesis, radiation, speaking engagement, testicular cancer, testicular prosthesis implant


Fun with friends

August 8, 2017

Fun with friends

By uclahealth uclahealth

These guys have been buddies for years and they all want to do a vasectomy,” says Dr. Jesse Mills, pictured in scrubs, director of

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Tags: Dr. Jesse Mills, featured, social media, The Men’s Clinic at UCLA, US News, vasectomy


Everything is fine now

August 7, 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


Choosing comfort at UCLA

August 5, 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


Prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment have evolved. Here’s where we are:

July 3, 2017

Prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment have evolved. Here’s where we are:

By Tami Dennis tamidennis

If you’re a man of a certain age, or someone who loves him, the thought of prostate cancer is never far away. After all, the disease is the most common cancer diagnosis in men, and the likelihood increases with age. That’s why researchers and physicians worldwide are working to improve diagnoses and treatments. No one […]

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Tags: diagnosis, Dr. Mark Litwin, prostate cancer, treatment, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


Drs. Anne Lin and Arnold Chin gave me back my life

March 29, 2017

Drs. Anne Lin and Arnold Chin gave me back my life

By whwriter whwriter

In 2014, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 colorectal cancer and immediately began to research a surgeon at UCLA. I was really lucky to find Dr. Anne Lin, a compassionate and wonderful surgeon, who took me into the preparation of my surgery at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Lin worked together with Dr. Arnold […]

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Tags: cancer, cancerous tumor, chemotherapy, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, colorectal surgery, Doctors Day, Dr. Anne Lin, Dr. Arnold I. Chin, Dr. Christina Ha, Dr. Michael Rosove, patient stories


Some men are shy about their health, but these three went to get vasectomies together

March 23, 2017

Some men are shy about their health, but these three went to get vasectomies together

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

While many men shy away from discussing their health concerns with one another, three longtime friends from Los Angeles decided to take a new approach to the very personal matter of birth control. With the encouragement of their wives, Paul Diaz, John Lambrechts and Basilio Santangelo recently did something unusual for guys: they decided to […]

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Tags: birth control, Dr. Jesse Mills, March Madness, men's health, NCAA basketball tournament, patient, patient care, patient story, patients, reproductive health, sterilization surgery, The Men's Clinic


Fun with Friends

March 7, 2017

Fun with Friends

By uclahealth uclahealth

  “These guys have been buddies for years and they all want to do a vasectomy,” says Dr. Jesse Mills, pictured in scrubs, director of The Men’s Clinic at UCLA. “They decided to do it on the same day, so they could recover together and go back and forth on social media about their experience, […]

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Tags: Dr. Jesse Mills, men's health, patient stories, UCLA Health Men's Clinic, urology, vasectomy


My Advice Is: Don’t Wait!

December 5, 2016

My Advice Is: Don’t Wait!

By dmrl dmrl

As a physician in my early 60s, I was more than aware of the risk of prostate cancer, and had been monitoring my PSA levels off and on for a few years. I had a biopsy a few years ago which was normal, but the levels kept rising, slowly. Nonetheless, I felt great and the […]

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Tags: annual PSA, annual PSA tests, biopsy, cancer, Dr. Christopher Saigal, Men’s Health Awareness Month, MRI scan, pathology, patient stories, prostate cancer, PSA levels, surgery


August 5, 2016

Urology Team Rocks

By filtzp filtzp

My husband, Robert, has been dealing with trouble with retention when urinating, due to damage to his sphincster muscle not working after radiation. He had a TURP done and also a AMS800 device put in to help control the bladder. Things were great for about 3-4 years and then just recently he started having the […]

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Tags: bladder, bladder control, CYSTO, Dr. Ja-Hong Kim, kidney stones, patient stories, radiation, Ronald Reagan Medical UCLA Medical Center, TURP, urology