Anna was diagnosed with papillary thyroid carcinoma in January of 2008. She was cancer-free from 2010 to 2017, when her cancer suddenly returned – metastatic this time. Her metastatic cancer has been stable since March 2019. Her blog features posts about her cancer, her faith, her children, and her favourite lipsticks.
Carl is a Pastor, as well as a father of 2 children. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in December of 2005, which was wiped out with chemotherapy by May of 2006. He developed papillary thyroid cancer in 2011, which led to a total thyroidectomy. He was diagnosed with recurrent thyroid cancer in 2017, and is currently in the ‘watch-and-wait’ phase. His blog features his reflections on life, death, faith, politics, the Bible and everything else.
This site contains a varied list of thyroid cancer blogs – people of all ages, diagnosed with all different types. Read about their various perspectives on life and cancer.
Jo was diagnosed with rare form of thyroid cancer in October 2004. She started this blog because when she Googled “MEN 2a” in hopes of finding someone who could help her understand all this, she came up empty. In her words: “There were no blogs for people like us, and that leaves you feeling pretty lonely. You are not alone.”
Charlcie is a mother of 3, digital content/social media creator, and thyroid cancer fighter. She was diagnosed with papillary carcinoma in July 2008. Following that, she went through two recurrences, but hasn’t had any since 2013. Her blog was previously mainly about her cancer journey, but she has since shifted the focus to be more about her life in general, and not only her cancer.
Natalie is a mother of twins from Meaford, Ontario. She has been battling Stage 3b nodular melanoma AND stage 3 papillary thyroid cancers. She writes about her experience on her blog: Notes on the journey she didn’t plan to take……Motherhood, Melanoma, and making it to her Maserati ~as well as for awareness projects with groups such as Save Your Skin Foundation in BC, and Gilda’s Club Barrie ON.
Leah was in high school when she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in September of 2004. She is now a two-time cancer survivor who is just trying to live a “normal life”.
Roz was 28 years old with an 8-month old son when her life was forever changed in February 2010. She was diagnosed with Stage IVa Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In December 2010, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She kicked cancer twice before she was 30. Her blog is about her story moving on from cancer and getting back to living again.
Rebekah was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in September 2017, at the age of 21. She created this blog as a place to write about her experiences, along with the hope of connecting with people on a similar journey.
Maria is an artist who was diagnosed with thyroid and breast cancer about nine months apart. She carries scars from a thyroidectomy and a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction. She uses painting as a language, and this blog as an illustrated journal.
Penny was diagnosed with Stage III papillary thyroid cancer in February of 2014. She has been blogging her journey ever since. She just recently hit her 5-year anniversary of diagnosis, and says she is “feeling healthier than I ever have”.
Danni was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in June 2018. She started this blog as a way to grapple with her cancer journey. She believes in keeping a positive mindset to help address her fears. She’s also a mother, and often posts about tackling motherhood while battling cancer.
This blog is written by a mother who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2009. She has been in remission for over a year now. She started her blog because there weren’t many others out there who detailed life with thyroid cancer, and she wanted to tell her story of what life with this type of cancer is like.
Thyroid Cancer SURVIVOR – The Journey
Jennifer remembers her doctor making comments about how her neck looked a little thick. It seemed to change a bit in size and looked puffy in the front at times. Every year when she went back, her doctor made sure her thyroid levels were added to the lab work, saying that he would rather be safe than sorry. Jennifer was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer in October 2008 at the age of 35. She underwent a thyroidectomy, and has been cancer-free for over 10 years now.
This blog follows Ashley’s journey through surgery and treatment for thyroid cancer, as well as motherhood and daily life.