When I was 22, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Like anyone who gets bad news, I always wondered: Why me? Why now? What happened?
Turns out it may have been environmental factors from the town where I grew up. See link below for article about the cancer “hotspot” in North Carolina, where women are getting diagnosed with thyroid cancer quite young and at three times the average rate.
I just read this article, and since this is a website where people go to figure out thyroid weirdness, I figure there’s a decent chance someone else might find the information relevant, now or in the future.