Student found out that he had cancer after warning from his teacher: “After months of fighting, I defeated him”

Doctors usually recommend people to have preventive cancer checkups, although not everyone takes it into account. In Brazil, a student found out that something was wrong with her thyroid during a Medicine class, when her professor did an exercise. The history made viral in the social media and here we tell you.

Gabriella Barboza She is a medical student who, despite her youth, had a fight against cancer. It was during a class of hers, in which her teacher Daniel Lichtenthaler was teaching her students how to perform head and neck physicals, that she began to worry about her health.

The teacher had noticed something strange about Gabriella’s thyroid, after demonstrating it in the classroom. “I think he was afraid to speak at the time, but I noticed that something did not seem normal to him.declared the young woman to BBC News. “I asked him if he had noticed anything different while feeling my neck, and he said: ‘There is something there, take a look’”he added.

Shortly after, in October 2020, he went to a medical center for medical tests and there the doctors diagnosed him with thyroid cancer.

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If I hadn’t gone to class that day, maybe they wouldn’t have discovered the disease so soon. My diagnosis would have taken much longer and could have been more serious.”said the student, who is now 22 years old.

Speaking to BBC News, Professor Daniel Lichtenthaler, a specialist in geriatrics and internal medicine, revealed that the young woman’s thyroid had a significant and asymmetrical increase.

The first student used as an example had a small thyroid, which is normal. So I quickly looked at the necks of other students and Gabriella’s caught my attention “said the doctor.

After being diagnosed with papillary thyroid carcinoma, the student revealed that “she collapsed”, however, the doctors were confident in the recovery of the young woman, “since it is a cancer with a very high recovery rate”, according to the website in question.

Gabriella was treated at a hospital in Sao Paulo and the procedure was performed from November 2020 to January 2021. The results were more than encouraging and in February of last year she was discharged.

“And I beat cancer! After months of struggle, I want to record this extraordinary moment in my life, which made me a better person and made me see the world in a different way.”he wrote on his Instagram account “I was reborn. And now a new cycle begins.” finished.

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The publication received hundreds of “likes” and social network users from different countries congratulated the student on this new stage.

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Gabriella must undergo semi-annual evaluations so that the doctors can monitor her health. Fortunately, there is no trace of the disease.

Thyroid cancer is a type of cancer that originates in the thyroid gland, mainly when cells begin to grow out of control, according to cancer.org. “The thyroid gland produces hormones that help regulate your metabolism, heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature,” the site refers.