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Thyroid cancer on the rise

Thyroid cancer rates are highest in the United States among all cancers. A majority of the cases are women.

Seeing as January is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, we invited Dr. 45 more words

AM Show

Surgery // Part Two

March 22, 2014. 6AM. My alarm sang with the sweet rhymes of Hi Tek – Come Get It (Tekrumentals). I was already half awake. Sleeping the night before a major life altering experience isn’t the soundest. 1,652 more words


A Year After The Diagnosis

In honor of the one year anniversary of my diagnosis I decided to do a thing…

YES! My long locks have been cut out of my life (quite literally). 525 more words

Thyca Recovery

Total Thyroidectomy and Left Neck Dissection - Surgery Pre-Op

So once I was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer and they confirmed the nodules were on all sides of the Thyroid, they decided to remove the entire Thyroid rather than just one lobe (or one half). 899 more words

"It Could Be Worse, You Could Have Ebola!" and Other Crazy Things I've Heard Since Being Diagnosed with Cancer."

When I was diagnosed with the Big C back in October of 2014, I was in shock.  I truly could not process that I had cancer, an interloper in my body.   624 more words


Sayonara Sugar!

Hello! My name is Vanessa and I am addicted to sugar.

I’ve always had a sweet tooth – but in recent years, especially after thyroid cancer, I realized this was a habit that I needed to kick. 575 more words

Thyroid Cancer

Governance and Risk Communication in Fukushima

My article “Governance and Risk Communication in Fukushima: Notes from Miyakoji” was published by Our World, the web magazine of the United Nations University. Read the story… 43 more words