Help Support Diane Phillips in her fight against Thyroid Cancer

Diane is currently waiting on test results to come back so she can proceed with the recommended treatment.  September is thyroid cancer awareness month so it is a good time to show Diane that she is not alone in her fight.  More than half of your purchase price will go directly to Diane to help with daily expenses that come with a cancer diagnosis. 

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month.  Here are 10 facts you may not know about the thyroid and thyroid cancer:

• The thyroid gland is shaped like a butterfly, and it is located at the base of the neck.

• The thyroid’s main function is to control your metabolism—your body’s ability to break down food and turn it into energy.

• There are four types of thyroid cancer: papillary, follicular, medullary, and anaplastic.

• An endocrinologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the endocrine system, so thyroid cancer survivors usually have an endocrinologist as part of their healthcare team. 

• Cancer survivors who undergo a thyroidectomy (the removal of the thyroid gland) for treatment have to take thyroid hormone pills daily.

• The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 62,450 cases of thyroid cancer diagnosed in the United States this year.  (49,350 in women, and 19,950 in men)

• The thyroid cancer awareness ribbon is teal, pink, and blue.

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