Sofia Vergara, Thyroid Cancer Survivor

"Modern Family's" Sofia Vergara survived thyroid cancer, and now wants to tell her story to help others.

"I've been free of cancer for five years now, so I am in remission," Vergara proudly told "Extra," adding, "When you are in cancer survival your priorities in life change and you start not sweating the small stuff so it was great for my life."

Model Cindy Crawford is also doing her part for thyroid cancer after her sister was diagnosed, recently posing for a Light of Life foundation campaign at


Thyroid Cancer is being now detected more than any other cancer in the U.S., with a 90% cure rate. Endocrinologist Dr. Pejman Cohan told "Extra" it's easily fixed, explaining, "Every cell in the body depends upon thyroid hormones for regulation of their metabolism. It helps us maintain our body weight, body temp. It controls appetite, mood."

But you should pay attention to the signs. Take this quick quiz to find out if you might have thyroid disease

Are you:
Sleeping but not feeling refreshed in the morning?
Gaining weight?
Sensitive to cold?

Do you have:
Significantly calloused heels?
Brittle nails?
Chronic yeast infections?

If you answered yes to more than five of these questions, consult an endocrinologist. For more information on thyroid cancer, log on to