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“Somewhere in the neighborhood of a quarter of our surgical patients are patients who have come from throughout the country to UCLA Health to see us,” explains Dr. Chad Baxter, assistant clinical professor of urology and expert at [...]

By uclahealth • November 19, 2019

“I would really like for people to know that a lot of pelvic floor conditions are treatable and that this is the place where they can receive that care,” urges Dr. Christopher Tarnay,

By uclahealth • November 19, 2019

“I founded the Ovarian Cancer Circle to honor the memory of my daughter, Robin Babbini, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 17,” recounts Paulinda Schimmel Babbini, who was honored by City Hall for the work she and [...]

By uclahealth • October 30, 2019

“I went in for my annual mammogram, and they saw a calcification,” recalls Marjan Shokri, who was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. She chose the UCLA Breast Center, Santa Monica for treatment. “I had two biopsies because the MRI showed one more calcium deposit closer to my nipple. The options [...]

By uclahealth • October 24, 2019

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • October 23, 2019

“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 By uclahealth • October 21, 2019

“In the beginning, I felt overwhelmed because everyone said, ‘You should go here’ or, ‘You should go there,’ but I really appreciate that I was told to go to UCLA Health,” confesses 44-year-old Hannah Yoon. Yoon was diagnosed triple positive for breast cancer in August 2016.

“I had a double [...]

By uclahealth • October 21, 2019

Lori Jordan, a marketing executive for a Silicon Valley startup, was in her mid-30s when she noticed a lump in one of her breasts for the first time.

Although she had recently completed an annual physical and breast exam with her long-time primary care physician, By uclahealth • October 7, 2019

The program provides routine well-woman check-ups in addition to pregnancy-related care

The UCLA Health Nurse-Midwife Program, based at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, [...]

By uclahealth • October 4, 2019

“Here in Los Angeles, for the third year in a row, we are declaring September Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month,” proclaims Paul Koretz, councilmember for the 5th district city of Los Angeles."

“More than 22,000 women are diagnosed each year, with a 50% mortality rate. Part of this high mortality rate [...]

By uclahealth • September 27, 2019