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Having your thyroid removed due to cancer or autoimmune disease demands a life long regime of medication. With this, there are side effects that prevent you from ever feeling like your normal self ever again: fatigue, depression, weight gain, mood swings, aches and pain, memory loss, hair loss, etc. Just because it's treatable doesn't mean you're cured!

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Thyroid Cancer Awareness

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Thyroid Cancer - I was not aware that there was already a ribbon... and that it was composed of my fav colors.

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Everything there is to know about thyroid cancer Thyroid Cancer Awareness - There is no good cancer Poster design, Mary Anne Pennington, 2014 Sources: UCSF Medical Center, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, University of Maryland Medical Center

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Thyroid Cancer Patients Face Increased Risk of Second Cancer Specifically, thyroid cancer patients face a 30% increased risk of second primary cancer, when compared to the general population. It is important to note that these are not metastases -- a spread -- of the initial thyroid cancer -- but instead, appearance of an entirely new cancer.

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