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Updated November 06, 2013

Actress Katee Sackhoff was diagnosed and treated for thyroid cancer in 2009.

"24" Actress Katee Sackhoff is a Thyroid Cancer Survivor

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Katee Sackhoff is best known for playing Captain Kara "Starbuck" Thrace on the Sci Fi Channel's "Battlestar Galactica," and as "Dana Walsh" on the Fox series "24."

Sackoff told the New York Post: "Luckily, for me, I had one of the most curable forms of it. Once the surgery was done to remove my thyroid, I took nine months off." In January of 2010, USA Weekend wrote: "She recently had a one-year check-up, which showed no signs of cancer, but not all of her scars have healed. 'It was the scariest thing I've ever been through,' she says. 'I'm still in therapy trying to get over it.'"

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