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Life Redefined: Why Numbers Matter

Life Redefined: Why Numbers Matter

According to the National Cancer Institute… 1 in 111*: The number of people in the United States who will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer in their lifetime 6.3%*: The [Read] | 10 responses.

Life Redefined: In Sickness and in…Sickness, I’m Stuck With You Forever

Life Redefined: <i>In Sickness and in…Sickness, I’m Stuck With You Forever</i>

I remember the day my doctor told me the lump in my neck was thyroid cancer. I remember that the very first thing I felt after hearing him say “cancer” was relief. I know that sounds [Read] | 37 responses.

Life Redefined: Check Yes for Cancer

Life Redefined: <i>Check Yes for Cancer</i>

Do you remember how easy it used to be to fill out a medical form? You know, prior to the onslaught of health issues. I could fill out a form in a couple minutes. Current medication? [Read] | 19 responses.

Life Redefined: When Words Have Meaning

Life Redefined: <i>When Words Have Meaning</i>

After my cancer diagnosis and first surgery, I received a lot of stuff from a lot of people. Stuff is how people in this day and age convey they are thinking about you. I received [Read] | 28 responses.

Life Redefined: Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes (Turn and face the thy-strain)

Life Redefined: Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes (Turn and face the thy-strain)

Not too long ago I was feeling nostalgic and decided to leaf through my old high school yearbooks. Equally as amusing as the pictures (my awkward phase lasted an embarrassing number of [Read] | 13 responses.

Life Redefined: The Importance of Community and a Call to Action

Life Redefined: <i>The Importance of Community and a Call to Action</i>

Do you remember how you felt after you were diagnosed with thyroid cancer/disease? I do. I had a mixture of feelings course through my body, all of which I remember vividly. One of those [Read] | 39 responses.

Life Redefined: This Is Not Chicken Soup for the Thyroidectomized Soul

Life Redefined: <i>This Is Not Chicken Soup for the Thyroidectomized Soul</i>

Cancer is a heavy burden to carry. The road you walk when you have cancer is hard and treacherous. Having cancer on your mind everyday will leave you weary and exhausted. In order to [Read] | 18 responses.

Life Redefined: Keep Your Spirit Fingers to Yourself

Life Redefined: <i>Keep Your Spirit Fingers to Yourself</i>

When cancer is the topic of discussion, the conversation tends to turn awkward in about two seconds. Cancer is such a fear-invoking word that when we hear it, especially when it's [Read] | 26 responses.

Life Redefined: Unlearning Fear

Life Redefined: <i>Unlearning Fear</i>

(Written by Joanna Isbill, Editor, Life Redefined 'thyroid cancer in young adults', Dear Thyroid) About three months after I had my thyroid removed I was hit with a wall of fear. The [Read] | 25 responses.

Life Redefined: The Cancer Card

Life Redefined: <i>The Cancer Card</i>

(Written by Joanna Isbill, Editor, Life Redefined, Dear Thyroid) Shortly after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer, I received a card in the mail from an organization that shall [Read] | 21 responses.

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