In November 2012, after the removal of half of her thyroid, Jill was diagnosed with both Papillary carcinoma and the rare form of thyroid cancer called Hurthle Cell Carcinoma. This resulted in another surgery just five days later to remove the remaining lobe of her thyroid, and radioactive iodine treatment ("RAI") a few weeks later. Jill has had her fair share of struggles since her diagnosis, but with the benefit of groups like the Thyroid Survivor Network support groups, she has been able to get her life back and thrive! Jill hopes to use her experience in order to support others suffering from thyroid disease, and to raise awareness to create better health care for the entire thyroid community

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