Boston Support Group for Thyroid Cancer Survivors Starts in September
Massachusetts’s second support group for thyroid cancer survivors will begin meeting in September 2000. Free and open to all thyroid cancer
survivors and their families, ThyCa Boston will meet for 90 minutes one Saturday each month (day and times to be announced in July). Organized
by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., ThyCa Boston will meet at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (meeting room to be
announced in July). For details write ThyCaBoston@thyca.org.
Support groups for thyroid cancer survivors are being organized across the United States and Canada by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’
Association, Inc. ThyCa is a nonprofit, volunteer organization providing services and resources to thyroid cancer survivors and their families at no
charge. Organized following the first annual conference for thyroid cancer survivors held in Massachusetts in October 1998, a national steering
committee incorporated the association in March 1999 and received designation as a non-profit organization by the IRS in November. During its
first year, ThyCa established a permanent address (ThyCa, PO Box 1545, New York, NY 10159-1545) and a survivors’ information toll-free
telephone number (877-588-7904). Its web site <www.thyca.org> has more than 100,000 visitors a month. All ThyCa services are free.
ThyCa’s web site <www.thyca.org> includes a description of types of thyroid cancer and its treatment, news releases, history of the association,
listing of local support groups and facilitators in the U.S. and Canada, information about future national and regional conferences and links to other resources. The site also includes a membership application and advance electronic registration for conferences.