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Thyroid Cancer Patient Shares Her Inspiring Journey


jennifer thyroid cancer patient

Favourite quote:

“Cancer is only going to be a chapter in your life, NOT the whole story”

-Joe Wasser

Jennifer was diagnosed with thyroid cancer on 2nd May, 2018. She is fighting her disease.

The Diagnosis

She was diagnosed with thyroid cancer on 2nd May, 2018. After few tests and Biopsies doctors confirmed she had cancer. She is mother of three lovely children. She loves rock music and anime.

The Journey

jennifer thyroid cancer patient journey

 “I knew something was wrong years ago. I was having a lot of different hormonal issues but all of my tests were always excellent. Doctors thought, I was having female issues so I went through multiple treatments to try and feel better, I even had a hysterectomy 2 years ago. As my symptoms worsened, I couldn’t swallow food properly, I was having heart palpitations, and my vision was blurry. I sought out a naturopath who took one look at my neck and knew there was something wrong. Ultrasound was highly suspicious and biopsies confirmed cancer. My surgery was June 25th 2018 and my oncologist took my whole thyroid and my central lymph nodes. I thought I was in the clear but then pathology came back. Metastatic papillary thyroid cancer. I’m currently in isolation doing radioactive iodine now.”

Motivation to fight cancer

“My husband and kids.”

Biggest hindrance

“My own thoughts. When you hear you have cancer a million things run through your mind. You think of things that are scary and it sends you into this downward spiral and depression.”

Message to other cancer patients:

“Just because you have cancer doesn’t mean you can’t live your life and have fun. Don’t let the negative thoughts crush you! Stay positive”

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