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  • Writer's pictureJill Gurfinkel

Thank you ThyroidChange!

Updated: Apr 9, 2019

I am so honored that ThyroidChange featured the Thyroid Survivor Network today on their page while sharing the article Jodi Meltzer Darter wrote about my struggle with thyroid cancer. It means a great deal to me that we can work together with other thyroid advocates to make things better for the entire thyroid community. Thank you ThyroidChange for supporting us!!!

As posted by Thyroid Change:

ThyroidChange proudly shares this story, originally featured in the Huffington Post on April 5, 2015, “The Six Injustices of Thyroid Cancer.” This article was written in response to Cindy Finch’s “Six Injustices Of Cancer”. ThyroidChange supporter, Jill Gurfinkel’s, real life battle with thyroid cancer is detailed by her close friend, Jodi Melzer. Jill Gurfinkel, who has become a well respected advocate in the thyroid community, offers a wealth of thyroid cancer and thyroid disease information on her website and

Jill also maintains two facebook support groups: and

Please share this story on your wall. Share this on a friends time line. We all need to be aware of thyroid cancer, one of the fastest growing cancers in the US. Be proactive – check your neck – share your concerns with your doctor. September IS Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month.”

As some of you may recall, the article in the Huffington Post was in response to another article that completely diminished and disrespected what thyroid cancer patients go through. I wrote an open letter to the author in response, and then Jodi helped bring my story to the Huffington Post in order to challenge the notion that thyroid cancer is somehow the good cancer. You can read the open letter here. Thank you again to ThyroidChange for posting my story in order to continue to raise awareness about Thyroid Cancer!

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