Dancing With the Stars Hostess Brooke Burke-Charvet Confirms Thyroid Cancer … ME TOO!

Okay, I never expected to be uniquely qualified to write an entertainment news piece before, but SURPRISE! Dancing With the Stars lovely Brooke Burke-Charvet took to the web today to announce that she has Thyroid Cancer, and guess what:  I am in recovery from Thyroid surgery.  Here’s Brooke’s announcement.

So here’s the factoids behind all of this.  First of all, if you are going to get cancer get Thyroid cancer, just not Anaplastic or Medullary cancer.  Of the four types of Thyroid cancer Anaplastic is very difficult to treat, although the use of stem cells with High Dose Chemotherapy has actually cured some patients—most are not very likely at all.  Medullary has a tendency to spread and can be hereditary.  In fact, they have isolated the specific gene mutation and can test for it.  Children of Medullary cancer sufferers can actually get a Thyroidectomy if they carry the faulty gene, which provides 100% prevention.

Given Brooke’s reluctance to say which of the remaining varieties she has I’m going to go out on a limb and predict she has Follicular Thyroid Cancer, which is only slightly more aggressive than Papillary cancer.  Also since she describes her nodule as small, she is likely stage one in either case.  Thyroidectomy = over 90% complete cure rate.  So don’t worry about Brooke.

I initially was treated for a nodule that was hyperfunctioning, meaning it was producing thyroid hormone, and cancer was subsequently found in a 4 cm (huge) thyroid nodule that was NOT detected by biopsy or radio iodine uptake scan, so I had to go back in for a second surgery.  It’s a very sneaky cancer.

Hopefully her announcement will help shine light on the fact that Thyroid Cancer is now the fastest growing form of cancer in the country, but also in most cases the easiest to treat.

Bottom line, Brooke is gonna fine. Now that I have so much in common with her, I wonder if I should ask her out on date?  Maybe compare scars.  Chicks dig scars. Right?

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