Going the Extra Mile(s) for Effective Treatment
Unfortunately, cancer runs in Barbara Pytlewski’s family. Years ago, she and her brother learned they have Lynch syndrome, a hereditary condition associated with a high risk of developing colon cancer, as well as an increased likelihood of urinary tract, uterine and liver cancers.
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Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy
KCLU News -- For more than a decade, KCLU’s Lance Orozco has been bringing us stories about the news, and the events in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. You might have noticed he hasn’t been on the air for the last few weeks. Today, he returns with a very personal story about a fight he’s been facing for the last few months…his struggle with kidney cancer.
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Partial Nephrectomy using Advanced Robotic Surgery
Ilija Sakota's left kidney was removed due to cancer in 2004. Last year, his right kidney was diagnosed as cancerous. “This news about cancer in my right kidney, it hit me,” Sakota says. Losing his remaining kidney would mean that Sakota would have to spend the rest of his life on dialysis, or receive a kidney transplant.
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UCLA urologist Brian Shuch, MD, presented a live-streaming webinar to discuss novel imaging techniques and genomic profiling to detect and treat small renal masses. Dr. Shuch is Director of the UCLA Kidney Cancer Program and the Alvin & Carrie Meinhardt Endowed Chair in Kidney Cancer Research.
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On February 27, 11:30 am PST, UCLA urologist, Karim Chamie, MD, MSHS, presented a live-streaming webinar to discuss new cancer treatments that do not require the unnecessary removal of the kidney or bladder.
Affiliated Programs: Bladder Cancer > | Kidney Cancer >
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