London: Sofia Vergara, who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at the age of 28, has opened up about her battle with the disease.
The 40-year-old actress told Fox News that going through the whole process of getting her thyroid out, then the radiation and all the stuff, has of course changed her life because her priorities changed.
She said that you realize that no matter how much beauty, money, and success you have, if you don`t have health, you have nothing, because you can`t do anything.
Having her thyroid removed left Vergara with hypothyroidism, which is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce certain crucial hormones.
The actress relies on daily medication, which delivers a synthetic form of these hormones.
Vergara likened dealing with the disease to having a relationship with your doctor.
The `Happy Feet Two` star, who is now raising awareness about the disease, said that after using Synthroid, she has never had a problem and never had any symptoms.
Vergara added that it is not something that is going to take your time to go and get tested, insisting there is a reason why anyone should be living with hypothyroidism.