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Sofía Vergara Feels ‘Blessed’ as a Cancer Survivor

Sofía Vergara Feels 'Blessed' as a Cancer Survivor

Sofía Vergara used World Cancer Day 2022 as an opportunity to open up about being a cancer survivor. On February 4, the actor posted an old photo of herself taken shortly after she underwent thyroid cancer surgery more than 20 years ago. In the caption, Vergara reflected on how cancer “became part of my story” and how lucky she feels to be alive. 

“At 28, ‘cancer’ was not a word I expected to hear,” Vergara, 49, wrote of the doctor’s appointment when she first learned she had thyroid cancer. “It was just a routine checkup. But the doctors found a lump in my throat, and that word became part of my story.” Following her diagnosis, Vergara started a lengthy cancer treatment process. “I spent countless hours in radiation treatments, and, eventually, in surgery,” she wrote. “Today, I get to call myself a cancer survivor.”

In the photo, Vergara has a scar over her thyroid—the small, butterfly-shaped, hormone-producing gland on the lower front part of the neck….

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