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UCLA HEAD & NECK DEPT.....ALL-STAR TEAM

My story begins with other physicians advising me that the UCLA Head & Neck Surgery Department was the only place to receive comprehensive treatment for my head and neck related invasive skin cancer. Following that advice, I began a journey with the UCLA Medical Center that not only included the… [...]

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Women of UCLA Health: Trailblazers in health care, medicine and science

March is Women’s History Month, which “honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States.” We take this opportunity to recognize the many contributions women have made to the fabric of our nation, including in the fields of medicine and science. This observance… [...]

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Caring, Competence and Teamwork produced Good Results

Caring, Competence, Teamwork and Good Results My dermatologist told me the biopsy indicated that the growth located on my face between my left ear and eye was Melanoma. He referred me to Dr. Fritz Eilber at UCLA, whom I met the day after Christmas. He reviewed the specifics of my… [...]

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Excellent Caring Doctors

In 2015 my husband was diagnosed with radiation induced sarcoma. The tumor was in an area that would require massive reconstruction of his face/jaw. Needless to say, we were very scared but not having the surgery was not an option. We were referred to UCLA for treatment. We met Dr.… [...]

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A New Hope

Before coming to UCLA, I was diagnosed with advanced stage cancer of the base of tongue with lymph node involvement. I was treated with chemo and radiation locally in the Palm Desert area. The initial post treatment PET scan showed residual/persistent cancer in the tongue and a lymph node. I… [...]

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UCLA Head and Neck Cancer Program - Sharon's Story -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJIcTlETir0   Sharon Haber was shocked when a lump on her face turned out to be cancer. The tumor was large, overwhelming the parotid gland and extending to both sides of the facial nerve. It was essential to remove the growth, but there was a very real possibility that to… [...]

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Above and beyond in every way

For my entire life I’ve been the epitome of healthy, fortunate enough to not even so much as get a cold for the past 10 years. Shortly after turning 30, I had a growth on my tongue that I couldn’t get rid of. After seeing my dentist and having it… [...]

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Thanks from Afar!

Dr. St. John is the rare type of surgeon who possesses both exceptional skill in the operating room and an extraordinary capacity for empathy and kindness beyond it. When we talked, she truly listened, and her entire team treated me with kindness and respect. When I was diagnosed with a… [...]

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Lump on the neck

It was on the second week of June 2018 when I noticed a lump on the left side of my face between my ear and jaw as I was brushing my hair into a pony tail in front of the mirror. I immediately inform my parents about it. My Mom,… [...]

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Metastatic kidney cancer to the neck

On March of 2017 I was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive kidney cancer (collecting duct carcinoma) that had metastasized to my neck through my lymphatic system. I was diagnosed at UCLA after leaving city of Hope, where I was originally misdiagnosed in June 2016 (was told it was a… [...]