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Sophia Vergara's Thyroid Cancer Story

Posted by Cancer Care Team on Jan 11, 2017 10:10:59 AM

A double threat of acting chops and stunning looks have made Sofia Vergara a leading lady in Hollywood. Try not to be charmed by her charisma; it’s impossible.

The Colombian-born actress and model can be serious, however: One of her public roles involves speaking out about a disease whose after effects she manages every day. In 2000, Vergara—almost a decade before landing her laugh-out-loud role as spitfire Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on the ABC sitcom “Modern Family”—was given a serious, real-life diagnosis: thyroid cancer. The butterfly-shaped gland at the base of her neck would have to be removed.

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