“Healthy” Woman Who Battled Thyroid Cancer Shares 4 Symptoms She Ignored

Ms. McKnight was diagnosed with thyroid cancer despite having no family history.

From dry skin to brittle hair, a United States woman battling thyroid cancer recently revealed symptoms she ignored for weeks before her diagnosis.

Christina McKnight was 27 years old when she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2014, despite having no family history and being “young, fit and healthy”. In a Facebook reel, she now revealed that she gave little thought to the signs for weeks and was only diagnosed after her husband, Mathew Mcknight, “forced” her to see a doctor.

“My husband literally had to take me to the doctor as I kept thinking it was just my promotion at work. He could tell I was struggling a lot more than usual with all the symptoms,” Mrs Mcknight wrote in the caption. of her mail.

In the clip, Ms Mcknight said she thought her symptoms were caused by stress after she got a promotion at her job. However, her fatigue, brain fog, dry skin and brittle hair were all signs of something more ominous.

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According to the Independentshe said, “It was one of those things I never thought would happen to me. I was young, fit, and healthy. I had run a half marathon, done CrossFit for three years, and had no known hereditary thyroid disease in the family at all not.”

“I just started feeling really tired and had a lot of brain fog, but I thought it was just because of my promotion,” she added.

Furthermore, Ms. Mcknight said it was her husband who noticed how tired she was and her lack of interest in things. “I couldn’t get things done like I used to. I would have to go to work on Sundays to catch up because my brain was so foggy,” she revealed. Ms. Mcknight also began to notice that her hair became “strangely brittle” while her skin became drier.

“Fortunately, my doctor recognized my symptoms as he had recently diagnosed others with thyroid cancer. He felt my neck and found a lump I wasn’t even aware of and got the ball rolling with the diagnosis,” she said.

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Following her doctor’s concerns, Ms. Mcknight then underwent an ultrasound and a biopsy that revealed she had thyroid cancer. At first she was hesitant to accept the diagnosis because her thyroid would need to be removed. But after a second opinion, she had a thyroidectomy in November 2014, followed by radioactive iodine ablation treatment in January to remove any remnants of her thyroid.

She got the all-clear a year later. However, she needs to get thyroid replacement injections to replace her lost hormones.

The thyroid gland is located in the neck. It produces vital hormones that regulate metabolism, energy levels, heart rate and body temperature.

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