Maya, who happens to be the medical provider who discovered Jessie's cancer, joins Jessie for this episode. Maya shares about her story of being diagnosed with thyroid cancer over 8 years ago shortly after giving birth to her second child. She talks about the grief her family experienced with her cancer diagnosis coming only 2 years after her husband's diagnosis with his own cancer, coupled with her own grief of having to end her breastfeeding early in order to go through RAI treatment. She shares about how being a medical provider impacted her experience of cancer treatment, about how necessary she feels it is for people to be able to slow down to process a cancer diagnosis when it comes, and about how much she struggled to adjust to thyroid medication after her thyroid was removed.
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