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Katee Sackhoff: I Thought I'd Make It A Little Saucy This Morning

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Katee Sackhoff from ‘Battlestar Galactica' and ‘Longmire' co-starring in the new thriller...‘The Haunting In Connecticut 2.'

"Battlestar Galactica' and "Longmire" fans know Katee Sackhoff  very well. Today, she stopped by Good Day LA to tell us about her new horror film, "The Haunting in Connecticut 2". I was so excited to meet her not only because she's a great actress and seems like a really cool chic....but because we have something in common. We both had thyroid cancer and we we're both we diagnosed at 27 years old. I just had to let her know that we were "Thyroid Cancer Survivor Sisters".

Katie has been very vocal about being a cancer survivor and the struggles she faces each day as result. When I got diagnosed, 5 years ago, I devoured everything I came across on the web regarding thyroid cancer and that's when I came upon her story. It felt so good knowing that there were other women out there going through the exact same thing I was. So, I felt like I had a bond with Katee before we even met. During our interview today she said hearing the "c word" was really difficult..especially at that age. We were both able to relate to what a "sucker punch" that was to realize you have cancer and you are not in fact "invincible". Okay, so maybe we're not invincible...but we are survivors! We are both about 5 years post thryroidectomy (the surgery where the entire thyroid is removed) and we take a drug called Synthroid each day. We talked about how life after cancer can often be the hardest part and discussed some of our day to day struggles. But, Katee does not let any of this get in her way! What "c word"?!? Today she was happy to report that she is cancer free, happy, healthy, has a new film, a TV series and she's ENGAGED!!!!

So, life is good!! Look out for Katee in her new film the "The Haunting in Connecticut 2" and in a brand new season of  "Longmire" on A&E.

It was so happy Katee and I got to compare notes. We're part of a club (that's growing rapidly)...and you may be too. But, we're in good company....Brooke Burke-Charvet, Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Grey, and Catherine Bell are all ThyCa Survivors (and just look how fabulous they are)!

If you're going through this... know we are right there with ya! Shout out to my "Thryroid Cancer Survivor Sisters" (and brothers)!!

Maria Sansone


‘The Haunting In Connecticut 2' opens today.


Follow Katee on Twitter: @kateesackhoff

‘The Haunting In Connecticut 2' Official Facebook page

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