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Kicking Thyroid Cancer’s Ass

Post Published: 18 August 2014
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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.

Dara

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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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