Lorna Nickson Brown was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2015, after the appearance of a lump on the front of her throat.
She has decided to share her story to warn others about this little known symptom of thyroid cancer.
"She thought I lost a bit of weight, but three months later I visited the GP who confirmed that it was a thyroid nodule," she said.
Although thyroid nodules can be harmless, the fact that Lorna's was so large and hard to touch, meant her doctor looked into it further.
After four months of scans, she had a biopsy and the results came back that it was cancerous.
"I felt numb. I didn’t believe it because I felt so well. At the time I was optioned for a Golden Globe-nominated TV series," Nickson Brown recalls.
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"This isn’t what I thought cancer looked like. The minute you tell people, it’s the cancer face. I didn’t feel ill."