AGT’s Sofia Vergara delivers a heartfelt speech about the devastating health diagnosis

Hanna Fillingham

Sofia Vergara is known for her upbeat personality and positive outlook on life, but the star faced a devastating health diagnosis.

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the America’s Got Talent star was one of the many celebrities spotted on Saturday’s Stand Up to Cancer charity telethon, opening up the moment she was told she had thyroid cancer at the age of 28.

“At the age of 28, my doctor felt a lump in the neck during a routine visit to the doctor,” she said.

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“They did a lot of tests and told me I finally got thyroid cancer. When you are young and hear the word ‘cancer’, your mind goes so many places, but I tried not to panic and decided to take up my education. “

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the Modern family star continues: “I’ve read every book and learned everything I could about it. I was fortunate to have discovered it early on and to have the support of my doctors and, above all, my family.”

AGT’s Sofia Vergara spoke about her fight against thyroid cancer

She added, “I’ve learned a lot during that time, not just about thyroid cancer, but that we’re better together in times of crisis.”

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Sofia has opened up about the fight against thyroid cancer in the past, telling Longevity, “I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and had to have my thyroid removed.


Sofia is known for her positive attitude

As a result, I have an underactive thyroid and must take medication to treat it. ”In an earlier interview with Health in 2011, Sofia revealed why she initially kept her battle with cancer out of the spotlight.

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“That’s why I didn’t want any advertising,” she said. “Having cancer is no fun. You don’t want to deal with anything else while you’re going through it.”

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As she changed her lifestyle after her diagnosis, she said, “For a while I got really crazy about what I ate.

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“But then you realize that you can’t live like that. You go to restaurants and you have to eat something. You have to live your life.

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