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My journey as a writer began as a child. I wrote poems and short stories which were my way of dealing with various life changing events. I am a member of Rave Reviews Book Club. Follow me on Twitter @KIngallsAuthor www.facebook.com/KarenIngalls, and you can find my books at www.amazon.com. My first book is Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir which received two awards. All proceeds are donated to gynecologic cancer research. My second book is a novel Novy's Son, about one man's attempt to find love and acceptance from his father. This is an all too common problem in our society. My third book, Davida: Model and Mistress of Augustus Saint-Gaudens is about the love affair between this great American sculptor and his model. ALL ORIGINAL CONTENT COPYRIGHT 2011 THROUGH 2017.

Thursday, January 9, 2014


                                          The incidence of thyroid cancer is rising,
                                                             the cure rate is high.
                     But this is a serious disease and not to be considered "the good cancer."

Do you know the symptoms?

                                   * A lump in the throat,

                                   * Difficulty swallowing,

                                   * Pain in the neck or ears,

                                   * Difficulty swallowing, or constant wheezing,

                                   * Frequent coughing,

                                   * Or, a hoarse voice.

Typically treatment involves surgery and radioactive iodine.

                                             **A recurrence may occur, years later**

There are no clear causes, 
                                however the risk factors are:
                                                             high exposure to radiation, 
                                                             family or personal history of goiter,
                                                             or, certain genetic syndromes.

Please watch the following video, which is informative and inspirational.

My thanks to www.thyroid.org, www.mayoclinic.com, and www.streaming well.com.

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