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‘Shark Tank’ star reveals he was diagnosed with cancer

Cancer, Daymond John, Entertainment, Good Morning America, Shark Tank -

‘Shark Tank’ star reveals he was diagnosed with cancer

During an appearance on “Good Morning America,” Daymond John, of “Shark Tank” fame, revealed that he recently had a cancer scare.

Last year, he told Robin Roberts, he was diagnosed with stage 2 thyroid cancer.

“I had an extensive physical and they discovered there was a nodule on my thyroid,” he recalled. “They removed it and it was stage 2 cancer on my thyroid … I didn’t skip a beat. When 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.”

He is still taking preventative measures, and he still has half of his thyroid.

— Beyoncé Facetimes cancer patient in surprise of a lifetime — 

“I’m absolutely great,” he said. “I have to monitor it for the rest of my life. I have another half of my thyroid still in. In the event that it comes back I’ll be able to fight it. Thyroid cancer is a very slow-growing cancer.”

John went on to explain that he was sharing his story to encourage others to be proactive when it comes to taking care of themselves and their health.

“I want to share this with people because that’s what success is, it’s staying in your family’s lives, it’s being around, and that’s what success is,” he said. “I have three beautiful daughters and I want to be here to walk them down the aisle, I want to be there to protect them, I want to be there for them to keep yelling at me and ignoring me.”

“And this is how it happens, by going out, getting mammograms, colonoscopies … and all the things to find out what’s going on. Because you can prevent this and you can stay around in your family’s life. We need each other.”

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