Carly’s Thyroid Cancer Survivor Story

Follow Carly’s thyroid cancer journey below.

As a yoga teacher and health-conscious individual who followed a natural path most of her life, Carly was shocked and confused to receive the news of a papillary thyroid cancer diagnosis. However, her attempts to better understand what was happening in her own body were too often met with ridicule and insensitivity by the professionals who were meant to care for her. Learn how Carly overcame these hurdles of the conventional medical system to find the treatment path that resonated best with her, and a special “forever” healing home along the way.

Dissuaded & Disrespected

After noticing a lump growing on the back of her neck in November 2019, Carly (@carlyloveskale) quickly met with a thyroid surgeon with the intention of ruling out cancer. But before the ultrasound was even performed, she had already received a diagnosis. In a state of shock, Carly recalls the doctor dragging her finger from ear to neck, demonstrating where her scar would be and scheduling Carly’s surgery before she even had a moment to process.

However, Carly knew she needed to understand what was happening in her body and why before she allowed someone to remove entire parts of it. Putting the brakes on her surgery, she made her way to an integrative clinic in Florida hoping to find answers, yet still found her questions being met with resistance and condescension.

“I knew I needed a forever team. NOT the doctor who callously handled me; NOT the doctor who made me feel stupid and cry every time I saw him. I needed someone who respected me and approached me with love and care.”

A Forever Healing Home

Though her experience in Florida left much to be desired, it did thankfully introduce Carly to the world of integrative medicine, and she soon made her way to Hope4Cancer Cancun. Now one of our beloved Hope4Cancer patients and part of our forever family, Carly describes her transformative experience in the testimony below:

“I feel better than I ever have in my entire life. Having a team that holds space for my journey has been healing in and of itself. I’m a completely different person than I was a year ago — spiritually, emotionally, and physically — thanks to how they’ve taught and loved me.”

Watch Carly’s full testimony now to learn what made Hope4Cancer different from her previous treatment experiences, how her healing journey is progressing now, and why she’s confident that she’ll continue annual visits in Mexico for the years to come.


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