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Every patient has a story.

The "I'm Not Average" campaign features fellow Americans whose lives have been impacted by treatments and cures for debilitating, chronic, or rare diseases.

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I'm Not Average: Theresa

Condition:
Thyroid Cancer


Age:
57


Location:
Leesburg, VA


Theresa is conquering the challenges of living life with thyroid cancer. #ImNotAverage


It was just a sore throat.  The doctor thought different. Acquaintances said “but at least it's the GOOD cancer”.  Is there really a “good” cancer?  While thyroid cancer is not a death sentence, it is certainly life altering.  Now one year later, after surgery and radioactive iodine therapy, I am in remission.  I will be on two medicines for the remainder of my life.  But, they replace a vital function I can no longer provide on my own, helping me return to normal allowing me to enjoy exploring the roads on my motorcycle.

Condition:
Thyroid Cancer


Age:
57


Location:
Leesburg, VA

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