An Open Letter to Brooke Burke-Charvet And All Newly Diagnosed Thyroid Patients, by Mary Shomon
Mary Shomon, our greatest thyroid patient advocate has written a wonderful letter to Brooke Burke who was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Many things about this letter resonated with me, the importance of advocating for yourself as a patient, understanding thyroid cancer and disease, and lots of resources for support and articles.
After reading her intro, I encourage you to please read and share this letter.
“Brooke Burke-Charvet, co-host of the popular “Dancing With the Stars” television program, has recently announced that she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Burke revealed the news in this video. The 41-year-old mother of four told how a thyroid nodule had been detected, but she delayed followup evaluation. After various tests and a fine needle aspiration biopsy, the diagnosis of thyroid cancer was confirmed. Burke will undergo a thyroidectomy — surgery to remove her thyroid gland — as part of her treatment. Since Brooke has made a public announcement, I felt that it would be a good time to reach out to her and to all newly diagnosed thyroid patients — including those with thyroid cancer — with support and information.” (more)
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