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Being the physician can give you a full sense of security and as doctors we often feel like we're immune to disease because we spent our lives trying to cure.
But the reality is disease can strike anyone this is something -- -- medically team member about this now oracle -- knows all too well.
-- -- -- out Kara partnering with Democrats seriously you've seen as an Arab -- common and everything from diet drugs.
To the health care debate on Fox News Channel.
Which is also the chief of breast surgery at Staten island university hospital specializing in breast cancer.
And a new mom.
Now -- cancer patient to that list.
We visited her one day after she underwent surgery for thyroid cancer and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.
But yesterday was definitely -- stand today come but I still feels stormy -- Israelis or.
So -- was a mother for only four weeks when she noticed a lump on her neck the doctor and her knew she needed to get it checked out right away.
Even though she joked about it with her husband who's also a search.
When you take -- for its floor and surgery.
One of the classic questions -- is a non tendered asymptomatic force and I mean amassed in the -- -- heard was the work up for what's going to be there diagnosis.
Or disease and cancer.
And not jewel is the only symptom most -- cancer patients will feel but horse in this or difficulty swallowing can also be signs of this common cancer.
-- cancer actually is the most rapidly increasing cancer in the United States and also the most countries subprime.
They're roughly thirty to 39000 new cases every year -- -- was diagnosed with -- -- carcinoma.
After an ultrasound and find little biopsy at just that you nine years old.
There isn't -- really -- talked about it so.
A penny of my counterparts this is going to be diagnosed as a carcinoma.
-- -- -- that it really -- and it was like.
Nice Saturday kind of new -- is that -- -- I have to deal with it.
This type of cancer can affect anyone but -- most prevalent in women.
Fortunately this survival rate is roughly 90%.
Give us nadir of what's -- why is the good key incidents the good kind that think well if that's not a whole lot of consolation you know because you're still.
It's still having -- -- as a treatment so they.
-- diagnosed with cancer.
He knows that the -- family has heard before.
In twenty -- and -- older sister Kelly was diagnosed with breast cancer she's on the road to recovery now.
But for their parents watching both daughters battled cancer it was devastating.
I think that of the worst thing to ever happen to -- parent just abuse they shop.
But after he took -- it's probably best to have been diagnosed with what could be -- and you know that's.
You seem to.
Think about the little girl.
When she was younger and or through.
Coming through to this period of time and and or the things we've been through with the.
In early January 211 doctor Mark -- and successfully removed -- -- thyroid and lift notes during the two hour procedure.
She until results of us here Atlanta the people.
-- take care view it as a physician.
Especially -- -- -- have -- control freaks.
It's and it's something.
Risks include damage to the voice box and long term horses.
She was discharge from the hospital after one day with orders to take TDs.
We visited her one week later at her home.
So the first two -- sudden Thursday were really the worst.
Now I feel fine I don't have a sore throat anymore.
My -- my voice -- was -- my voice is still the same.
But I still -- Tight around my neck.
I've exercised my neck.
Test results confirmed the cancer had not spread.
Next you'll need to have radioactive iodine treatment to kill off any remaining -- tissue or cells in our body.
This will decrease the chances of recurrence the therapy will make -- radio active for three to five days.
So -- have to be isolated from her family during that time including her newborn daughter Olivia.
-- is little in the end you know you wanna be around to the bonding time is important for me right now.
And -- to be tough being separated from there.
-- error at this she hasn't always taken her own advice and has neglected her own health if she didn't.
She may have found -- lump sooner.
This is definitely a reality check -- brings you back and says you're not you're not invincible you're vulnerable to.
To disease just like anybody else -- says everything she's been through will help her be a better mother wife and friends.
Doctor she's gained a new perspective what it's like to be patient things that we -- to try to make -- feel better.
I'm going to make it better and aren't necessarily true.
It's not just pinch.
Check back with fox whose health dot com for updates of doctor -- condition and recovery.
-- be documenting her experience to a series of articles about her personal battle with thyroid cancer I've got to many Fox News.
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