Clare Balding is a British sports presenter, journalist and jockey.
In May 2009 Clare announced she had thyroid cancer and was undergoing treatment, by August 2009 she announced on her website treatment had been successful and there were no signs to suggest the cancer had spread.
In 2010 she became a patron of the British Thyroid Foundation.
Sofia Vergara, who is best known as Gloria Delgardo-Prichett in Modern Family, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2000.
Katee Sackhoff the actress who is best know for playing Captain Kara “Starbuck” Thrace in Battlestar Galactica and Dana Walsh in 24 was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer in 2009.
After surgery Katee took nine months off to recover, but admits she needed therapy to get over the ordeal and still faces problems with her medication.
Despite everything she’s been through Katee continues to exercise and is currently (2012) filming Riddick and is set to appear in two other films. The Haunting in Georgia and Sexy Evil Genius.
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Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner AKA Cristina Fernández or Cristina Kirchner (President of Argentina) had a cancer scare in December 2011 when she was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer. However it was discovered after surgery in January 2012 that Cristina was misdiagnosed and the nodules were benign.
Cristina will still need tablets for the rest of her life as she had the whole thyroid removed in one op (sometimes the procedure is split into two ops).
Regardless of the nodules turning out to be benign the surgery was still necessary to stop the nodules turning cancerous. It is also deemed less risky than taking multiple biopsies.
I think I’m going to make Celebrities with Thyroid Cancer (and probably other thyroid issues too) a regular feature on this blog! (inspired by brzlnut)
The first Celebrity is actress Catherine Bell who plays Denise Sherwood in Army Wives.
Catherine was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in her early 20’s and doesn’t attempt to cover her thyroidectomy scar because she “thinks it’s kind of cool”
if there’s a celeb you want to see featured here submit them!