Thyroid cancer: ‘I discovered cancer after a teacher’s warning in the class’

  • Vinicius Lemos – @oviniciuslemos
  • From BBC News Brazil to Sao Paulo

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Gabriella Barboza, 22, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer

It was another school day for medical student Gabriella Barboza. She and her classmates taught physical exams of the head and neck area.

At one point, the young woman was called upon by Professor Daniel Lichtenthaler to serve as a model for how a neck exam should be performed.

“Other students had already been called. I was called when he was explaining the thyroid palpation technique,” recalls Gabriella.

As the teacher took the exam in front of the class, the student noticed that her reaction was different.

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