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More than 60,200 new cases of thyroid cancer are diagnosed each year in the U.S. (infographic)
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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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The artist DOES NOT have thyroid cancer, she has another thyroid disease, so her commentary is very much geared towards having thyroid disease and A THYROID STILL PRESENT. That said, I think this illustration is very helpful in understanding the basics of how thyroid hormone should work in a healthy human body, and can help us understand better in terms of what is going on.

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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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