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Jessica Yancey

Posted on: September 21, 2018

30 Stories in 30 Days

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. For the next 4 weeks, we will post stories written by thyroid cancer survivors, caregivers and friends for our 30 Stories in 30 Days campaign. We hope their perspectives and insight will help others along their journey.

Positivity! That is the best thing you can do when dealing with cancer or that was my outlook. I knew something wasn’t right with my body because I would be tired all the time and just sleeping nonstop! Finally, I found a doctor who listened to me and found some nodules in my neck. Cancer never even crossed my mind, but when those words are said to you, it is a scary thing! But I just tried to stay positive and keep a good outlook! I think that was what helped me out the most, especially dealing with the surgery and then radiation treatment! And don’t let people tell you that “Oh, it’s thyroid cancer. That is the best cancer to get if you’re going to have cancer.” No! You are justified in your thoughts and how you are feeling. I now feel so much better. I have more energy, I’m losing weight and I am a survivor! Plus, I have an awesome scar that reminds me just how tough and strong I am as a person. Positivity will help you so much in your journey and others will see that and in return that will inspire them!

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