1. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been the President of Argentina. In December 2011, she was diagnosed with papillary thyroid carcinoma, which is the most typical thyroid cancer form. This kind of cancer, when acquired and spread, comes with 20 years of survival rate of about 99 percent right after conducting treatment. The treatment is usually more on surgeries to eliminate the cancerous gland.
The thyroid cancer of President Fernandez had been detected through medical checkup. Other patients usually determine the cancerous nodule through conducting simple self check which is also called thyroid neck check.
2. Gena Lee Nolin
Model and actress Gena Lee Nolin had been also suffered from hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s disease in 2008. She starred on “Baywatch”, a hit TV series but she experienced weight gains, fatigue and various issues in every pregnancy. She had been previously told of having postpartum depression. In 2011, she had announced to the public about her commitment of working to raise the thyroid awareness all over the world.
3. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey has been an extremely popular daytime diva of America. In the fall of year 2007, she announced that she had been suffering from thyroid disease.
4. Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart has also been diagnosed of thyroid cancer after detecting thyroid nodules. This required surgery on his gland to eliminate the presence of the nodules and make him free of cancer as much as possible.
5. Sofia Vergara
Not everybody is aware of Sofia Vergara’s battle against cancer. When she was 28 years of age, she had been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and had undergone into surgery to eliminate the thyroid. When she was 40 years old, she had been into another operation and took Synthroid medication in order to prevent the hormone levels daily. Today, she has been the “Follow the Script” spokeswoman through the help of AbbVie. This is focused on educating people who have hypothyroidism regarding the essence of consistency when it comes to the treatments that doctors prescribed.
Sofia revealed the discovery of the thyroid issue in 2000 while at the medical appointment of her son. The doctor asked her to have a checkup. That was the time when she learned about the abnormality of her thyroid by simply touching the throat. Biopsy was conducted and her thyroid was uncovered which was confirmed to be cancerous.
She made it sure that she would take the prescriptions every morning, even if it is quite difficult on her part. This is due to the fact that she did not eat for half an hour afterwards.
6. Roger Elbert
Elbert is a film critic who also struggled with a form of thyroid cancer.
7. Nia Vardalos
Actress Nia Vardalos who was the star of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” was also suffering from thyroid cancer.
8. Tipper Gore
Tipper Gore has been the former vice president Al Gore’s wife. Unfortunately, she belongs to cancer patients and she suffered from thyroid tumor.
9. Kelly Osbourne
The singer and reality TV personality Kelly Osbourne, who is the daughter of Sharon Osbourne, was also struggling with thyroid problem.