This photograph shows a little known symptom of thyroid cancer

Immediately following the diagnosis she was taken to meet Des McGuire, a councillor and nurse funded by Birmingham charity Get A-Head.

That has been the difference for me, having him there.

Google is so scary. He said to me, you have a choice – you can Google thyroid cancer and freak yourself out or you can ask me.

Select your sources. He gave me recommended things to read. It’s about selecting those correct sources. I had somebody- in the middle of the night I would send him an email filled with questions and he answered every single one.

After speaking with her “amazing” oncologist John Watkinson at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, they decided that she would have a partial thyroidectomy – the left side of her thyroid with the cancerous nodule, was removed.

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