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Kicking Thyroid Cancer’s Ass

Post Published: 18 August 2014
Category: Dear Thyroid Letters
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Kicking Thyroid Cancers Ass

Hi my name is Dara,

I was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer 2 years ago when I was 22. It was almost exactly a year after my youngest sister who was 14 at the time she was diagnosed with the exact same Cancer.

I had surgery right away to treat it and only had one month to comprehend everything.

I would like to tell my story because I was a 100 lb runner before I was diagnosed and my only symptom was weight gain. I gained 45lbs in 3-6 months and it was completely devastating. I struggled with my weight for the past two years until I was able to change my whole lifestyle.

Now I exercise and eat right and I have a whole new look on life. My mom thought that I should write to you because I am the best version of myself and it all changed because of my thyroid and within only 5 months of changing my lifestyle.

Are there any similarities in our stories? How does your story differ from mine? I’d love to hear from other thyroid cancer survivors and patients.


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One Response to “Kicking Thyroid Cancer’s Ass”

  1. Lauren C says:

    How do you eat? I’m getting surgery soon and that’s what I’m afraid of, I’m already overweight. Any tips would be appreciated.

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