Daymond John has had a cancerous mass removed from his thyroid.
The Shark Tank star revealed during a sit-down interview with Good Morning America on Wednesday that he was diagnosed with cancer of the thyroid and has received treatment for it.
“I had an extensive physical and they discovered there was a nodule on thyroid,” he told Robin Roberts. “They removed it and it was stage 2 cancer on my thyroid … I didn’t skip a beat. I got some early detection and I understood that I had a challenge and if I attack it now, then I wouldn’t let it attack me. I had that removed. I didn’t miss anything, I was out partying and dancing two days later – not that I should of.”
He went on to stress the issue that early detection is key in fighting cancer.
“But I wanted to share this information with people, because what would I have went through if I decided to just stick my head in the sand and go, ‘You know what, I’m not going to check into stuff. If it happens it happens to everybody else,’ ” he said.
“I’m absolutely great,” John added. “I have to monitor it for the rest of my life. I have another half of my thyroid still in. In the event it comes back I will have to fight it.”
SOURCE: Natalie Stone