By Lisa Stanley

When you think of Sofia Vergara, many think of the sexy, funny Colombian from the hit ABC comedy Modern Family. However, Vergara recently opened up about something from her past that wasn’t so funny – her battle with cancer.

Vergara revealed her secret that she is a cancer survivor after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer at just 28 years old.

“When I think of the word cancer and going through the process of getting my thyroid out and radiation…of course you change your life because your priorities change. You realize that no matter how much beauty, money, success you have if you don’t have health,” Vergara told

But her story had a happy ending having gotten treatment to eliminate the cancer, and now Vergara is speaking out to help raise awareness to encourage others to seek out treatment when they show signs of the disease.


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