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    So You Think You Can Dance Judge Mary Murphy Is Cancer-Free

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    The squeal is sticking around.

    Mary Murphy, the judge on Fox's So You Think You Can Dance famed for her high-pitched scream and trademark laugh, announced she's free from thyroid cancer after undergoing surgery last month.

    "I am in Atlanta doing auditions, and I  am on top of the world since the news came in," Murphy tells E! News.

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    The 52-year-old ballroom dance champ  was given a clean bill of health by her doctors Feb. 17 after going under the knife back in December to have a tumor in her thyroid removed.

    "I have never had more fun at an audition city, and I'm not sure if I'm seeing things differently but I have never seen so many genius dancers in eight seasons in one city. It's a very good day and one I will always remember!" Murphy said.

    The choreographer received her diagnosis over three years ago but waited until now to take care of it.

    "Many thanks to everyone for your messages of support and encouragement. You all helped lift my spirits when I needed it the most!" she also said.

    We're glad to hear the operation was a success. As she mentioned, Murphy is planning her return (after skipping last season) to the SYTYCD judges panel when the hit talent contest's eight season debuts this summer.

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