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Amy’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Thyroid Cancer)

Thyroid Cancer StoriesI just got home today from the hospital after having my thyroid, my left parathyroids, as well as numerous lymph nodes removed because of papillary thyroid cancer. I was diagnosed officially on July 2.

Back in May, my husband and I elected to do an advanced body scan (EBT). I was doing it to support him, he wanted to check the calcium on his carotid arteries. We did not expect to find anything on me, but there it was, two suspicious nodules on my left thyroid.

At first all of this scared me, but surgeons have been so wonderful and have taken great care of me physically and mentally. Now as I look at a seven inch incision across my neck, I wonder if I will ever look normal again, but then I am reminded of all the brave women who have walked before me and know we can ALL fight like girls!!!!

Submitted 7-14-2013

The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

This article is intended to convey general educational information and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.


  1. Dianna

    Amy, I had a scare like that, had to have my right removed, about 13 years ago, I too had that scar across my neck, as you age, it blends in, and actually moves closer to your shoulders, you can’t even tell that I had that ugly scar, in early aug of 2012, I found a lump in my breast, within 2 weeks, after biopsy and other test, found out I had stage 2 breast cancer, had bilateral mastectomy, chemo, and a few more surgeries, still a couple to go, but I am cancer free!! And continue to fight like a girl!! So you hang in there!!!

  2. Michele

    I just had my 4th chemo treatment and this one is really affecting me. I was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic ovarian cancer a few months ago after having fluid drained from my lung and then having a pulmonary embolus. It gets tough but remember girls this is a means to an end-Fight!!!!, isn’t that what we girls do?

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