You’re not alone in your journey
The Light of Life Foundation provides Thyroid cancer patients with medical information and support.
There are about 64,300 new cases of thyroid cancer
There are about 1,980 deaths from thyroid cancer
I have been a thyroid cancer survivor for 22 years now. It has been a long, tough journey from the start. In 1993, I saw my gastroenterologist for an unrelated problem. During the examination, he found a lump in my neck that he thought might be a nodule on the thyroid. Tests revealed this nodule to be cold (my reading taught me what that meant: CANCER). After an ultra-sound and a blind needle biopsy, however, two more physicians reassured me it was not cancer after all.
Thousands of patients, caretakers, relatives and friends from all corners of the world have joined our Facebook support group to share experiences, get advice, and offer friendship online.
The Light of Life Foundation supports a fellowship training program focused on thyroid cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and University of Penn Medical Center.
This year an estimated 64,300 adult men and women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with Thyroid cancer. Read the real survival stories of people just like you–and submit your own.
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