I am a student and I am taking a class where we had to monitor our blood pressure. Mine was high so I went to UCLA Health. I was examined by a cardiologist and scans were done but they did not find the reason for the high blood pressure so [...]
“My body has a long-term history of growing fatty lumps that are not cancer,” says Lucinda Walker, who had been monitoring a growing thyroid nodule for seven years with UCLA before seeking out Dr. Masha Livhits to discuss surgery. “She had me get a CT scan, and the left side [...]
Last year in March, I received a call from the school nurse. Saying "C" is alright but I wanted to call because today in class he said he blacked out, didn't know what was going on.
A few months ago I followed up for a previous medical condition with a CT scan, and they happened to find a cyst on my adrenal gland. My primary care physician referred me to Dr. Lihvits to get a second opinion on whether to monitor it or get surgery. After [...]
My words to others is - it gets better, It was a challenge and the unfamiliar and unknown can be scary. The process was rough. I didn't see or feel a lump and barely knew what a thyroid was. I just had a minor sore throat. My regular doctor gave [...]
In May 2016 I received a stunning diagnosis of metastatic melanoma from UCLA's Dr. Bartosz Chmielowski and my oncologist in Santa Barbara, Dr. Mark Abate. These two amazing doctors agreed that I was a good candidate for the new miracle immunotherapy drugs, which activate one's immune system to fight cancer. [...]
The benefit of using the ViewRay system is having an MRI scanner in the treatment room,” says Daniel Low, PhD, a medical physicist who championed the use of the ViewRay system to treat cancer. The ViewRay system is an MRI-based radiation therapy treatment option. “We have CT scanners in the [...]
Blood tests exposed my protein count had doubled in the past year so I was referred to a kidney specialist who identified, "a little something there" from an ultrasound and CT scan. With this news, Dr. Eddie Hu recommended I see Dr. Michael Yeh. It turns out I had a [...]