I was diagnosed with and treated for thyroid cancer in 2016 as a young adult. More than four years later, I am still cancer-free, but my experience with this disease has forever changed my life.
I am incredibly vocal about my cancer story, and I use it as I volunteer with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network to fight for cancer patients’ and survivors’ rights. As the 2020 election quickly approaches, I want to remind everyone that healthcare is a human right, and a cancer diagnosis should not be a financial burden on top of a physical one. As you vote this November, remember someone like me, or undoubtedly someone you know that has faced cancer, and vote for a change in our healthcare system.
30 Stories in 30 Days
September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. As part of that theme, we will post stories written by thyroid cancer survivors, caregivers and medical professionals for our 30 Stories in 30 Days campaign. We hope their perspectives and insight will help others along their journey.