IN THEIR WORDS

Brandy Chandler

Thyroid Cancer at 38

I have worked in the medical field for 14 years, so when I started experiencing some strange symptoms I should have thought to go to the doctor ASAP! One symptom was weight loss: I had lost 20 lbs in about a month and I kept saying,

“Hey if it ain’t killing me I don’t want them to fix it!”

After the urging of the doctors I work with to just go get checked out, I finally relented. Turns out at 38 years old, I had thyroid cancer and had NO IDEA!

They said if I had waited just two more months my chances would have gone down a whopping 40-60%.

So even though I work in the medical field, I needed that reminder and urging from others to get checked out. I now spread the word to take charge of your health and have started a cancer support group.

"They said if I had waited just two more months my chances would have gone down a whopping 40-60%."

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