Women's Health Patient Stories
Women of all ages come to Cedars-Sinai for expert care and medical treatment. Learn about how they partner with physicians and care teams to address routine checkups and screenings, protect their hearts, have a baby, treat chronic illnesses and more.
Andrea Hill wanted the straight truth about hormone replacement therapy for hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. Like many women, she was confused by conflicting research studies. At the Women's Hormone and Menopause Program, she got answers—and the right treatment plan for her.
At 35, Amie Mangola felt an intense pain in her chest and jaw. She feared it was a heart attack, but her tests came back normal. Seeking answers, she reached out to the Barbara Streisand Women's Heart Center and made a surprising discovery about young women and heart disease.
For 2 years, Mocha Anderson planned her entire life around the cantaloupe-sized fibroid growing in her uterus. "Fibroids can take over, and mine took over," says Anderson, 49. "Now I'm free, and if I'd known, I'd have had them removed long ago!"
A heartbeat. A cry. A laugh. They're three of Morgan Schroeder's favorite sounds, and they all come from her baby boy, Keilty Patrick Schroeder. Schroeder gave birth at Cedars-Sinai after experiencing four miscarriages in two years.
For her whole life, 38-year-old Vicki Johnson thought she just had to toughen up and deal with her pain. Then she had a phone consult with a surgeon at Cedars-Sinai. "He told me my concerns are valid. It was the first time a doctor asked me what I wanted to do. My whole life, doctors were telling me my pain was normal or that I had to have a hysterectomy. He listened."