It’s not every day that a cancer doctor spots her own cancer in the mirror—but that’s exactly what happened to Erin Kobetz in 2004.
Everyone checks the mirror in the morning before heading out the door; no one expects it to save their life. It did for Erin Kobetz, PhD, MPH, a cancer researcher at the University of Miami. Six weeks into her new job at the University, Kobetz noticed something odd about her throat as she got ready for work: “There’s no real way to explain it, other than my neck looked funny,” Kobetz recalls.
Alarmed, she immediately made an appointment with her primary care physician. Her doctor agreed that her neck appeared unusual—but couldn’t say why. Kobetz had a history of thyroid trouble: “I developed Hashimoto’s thyroiditis after the birth of my son, which is an autoimmune condition that can make the thyroid appear lumpy,” she told Reader’s Digest. But she felt this was something else.
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