Thyroid Cancer Awareness | The Momma Diaries

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thyroid Cancer Awareness

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness month. I was diagnosed with papillary carcinoma/thyroid cancer in January 2009. My obgyn discovered a nodule on my neck when I went in for a pregnancy appointment. He referred me to an endocrinologist. Unfortunately, I miscarried that pregnancy a few days later....however, that little angel baby saved my life. Had I never been pregnant, who knows when it would have been discovered. I underwent a complete thyroidectomy February 18, 2009. This past March, I completed my radioactive iodine therapy to destroy any remaining thyroid tissue.

Thyroid Cancer is one of the few cancers that has increased in incidence rates over the recent years. Bottom line... Check your neck!!! Learn more about Thyroid Cancer and help spread awareness by clicking here.

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