Thyroid Cancer: Expectations vs. Reality

I was excited to write a guest post for The Invisible Hypothyroidism called "Thyroid Cancer: Expectations vs. Reality" . You can check it out over here. 

It's been 5 years since my total thyroidectomy and so much has happened. Even though I tried to keep my expectations to a minimum, there were still a number of things that I couldn't have been prepared for. In this post I talk about what I was led to expect after recovering from my surgery and treatment and what some of the challenges were - with school, work, relationships and life.

And while I am now thankful to be in a place where I am doing so much better, it's taken a lot of work to find my 'new normal' and learn to advocate for myself when necessary. I also couldn't have come this far without my circle of support. I hope this post sheds some light on the reality of living with thyroid cancer and the importance of not underestimating this cancer. Read the blog post here. 


 

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Nadha Hassen

Founder at Thyroid Transitions
Nadha is a health researcher and chronic illness advocate based in Toronto. A "thyroidless thriver", she strives to support people at all stages of their thyroid process. She is currently a PhD student and received her Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Toronto, specializing in Health Promotion.
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