Fire chief has thyroid cancer
A biopsy from the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor has revealed that Wayland Fire Chief Joe Miller has thyroid cancer.
"He had a 1.7 cm tumor in his thyroid that was positive for cancer," his wife, Joan, said in a Facebook posting Friday morning.
However, there was co cancer in the lymph nodes that were removed and checked.
"He will have radio ablation iodine treatment to make sure all cells that may still be left behind are taken care of," Joan Miller added. "This is the most common and highly curable type of thyroid cancer to have."
Joe Miller has been Wayland's fire chief ever since the late Hugh DeWeerd stepped down. Miller also was owner and operator of the Phillips 66 gas station at the corner of the U.S.-131 expressway and West Superior Street and most recently has been very visible as an employee of the Do-It-Best Hardware and bicycle repair specialist and has announcer for the Wayland High School basketball and football games.
Miller is one of the recipients of the Wayland High School Alumni of the Year awards given out annually.