The 6 Injustices of Thyroid Cancer
Imagine if your best friend -- the one who deserves one hell of a co-pay for the psych-worthy advice she doles out on a daily basis (with love and/or or a swift kick in the butt, as needed) suddenly couldn't speak. My lifeline, Jill Gurfinkel, had a paralyzed vocal cord for what seemed like forever. Not from cheering for her then 7-year-old son at his hockey game or yelling at him to eat his vegetables or even from litigating in court (I don't mess around; my chief counsel is a badass lawyer). The only thing that has ever robbed her of her voice was thyroid cancer. In Cindy Finch's recent HuffPost blog, "The 6 Injustices of Cancer," she seems to suggest that thyroid cancer is like a spa day, complete with fluffy slippers, refreshing cucumber-infused water, and a detoxifying steam bath compared to other cancers. Nothing could be farther from the harsh reality of this insidious disease. Here are the six injustices of thyroid cancer: 1. It's not the "good cancer." Jill's doctor held her head down as he inserted eight needles into her neck to biopsy her two tumors. No anesthetic was involved... and that was just the beginning of her journey to hell. Soon after, she was in surgery to remove the right lobe of her thyroid. When the pathology results came back a week later, they weren't "good." One tumor was a papillary carcinoma and the other larger tumor was a rare form of thyroid cancer called Hurthle cell carcinoma. The rest of her thyroid had t...
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