Thyroid Cancer

My Experience with Cancer

  2016 started out with a bang! The realization that I had cancer! Let me explain…. Back in December 2015, I had visited my endocrinologist. I made sure to get regular checkups as I have an autoimmune disease known as Hashimoto’s. The definition of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis by the Merriam Webster dictionary is as follows: “a chronic autoimmune thyroiditis that is characterized by thyroid enlargement, thyroid fibrosis, lymphatic infiltration of thyroid tissue, and the production of antibodies which attack the thyroid and that occurs much more often in women than men and increases in frequency of occurrence with age.” Knowing that with any disease, it is best to monitor with your doctor, I made sure to routinely do so. So, back in December 2015 when my doctor recommended doing a...