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Sofia Vergara Beats Thyroid Cancer
Getty ImagesWhen Spanish language TV star Sofia Vergara was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2000, she canada goose uk outlet didnt want to go public. Coping with surgery, treatment, and follow up appointments was hard enough. But today, as her Hollywood career blossoms with roles on ABCs “Dirty Sexy Money” and the new movie Tyler Perrys Meet The Browns, opening this month, the 35 year old single mom wants people to know that cancer can be conquered. Health recently caught up with Vergara while she was waiting to board a plane to Los Angeles.
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Sofia Vergara: I didnt want publicity because of that. Having cancer is Canada Goose Parka not fun. You dont want to deal with anything else while youre going through it.
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Because I canada goose uk shop have a family history of type 1 diabetes my five siblings have it I know what its like to have injections every day and to have craziness happen to your body. So I took my son to an endocrinologist to be checked out early. While we were there, the doctor wanted to check me, too, and he found a lump in my neck.
What was your reaction?
I canada goose coats felt no symptoms, so I was skeptical about having my thyroid gland removed. Plus, the surgery is dangerous. If the doctor makes a mistake, you can lose your speech, or the mobility in your face. But I did it.
And now you cheap Canada Goose have to take thyroid hormone forever?
Yes, I take a Synthroid pill every morning. canada goose black friday sale It controls your bodys metabolism and gives you the levels that you need. An unregulated thyroid can lead to problems with your weight, hair loss, and other things, so they give me a blood test every three months to see where my level is. Actually, I feel very lucky. In a lot of women, the cancer isnt found until around menopause and by then its cheap canada goose uk too late.
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A little cancer remained after surgery, so I had canada goose coats on sale iodine radiation. Its not that bad. But you cant see anybody for a few days. Youre radioactive.
Where was your son during all this?
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What was the recovery like?
Canada Goose Jackets Your neck is so sensitive. You cant make any strong movements, so for two months I couldnt drive. Your life stops for a while. I had a scar, but plenty of things can be done with scars these days. Theyve used lasers and cortisone injections. Its not as noticeable as it was. Canada Goose Jackets
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For a while, I got really crazy canada goose about what I was eating. But then you realize you cant live like that. You go to restaurants, and you have to eat something. You have to live your life. And no one really knows exactly how people get cancer.
How did cancer change you?
When you go through something like this, its hard, but you learn a lot from it. Your priorities change. You dont sweat the small stuff. And it had a good ending.
Youve tried to help families touched by cancer in your native country of Colombia. How?
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