Free Midwest Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Workshop on April 22, 2006, Features Physicians Speakers, Survivor Roundtables

Free One-Day Event Will Take Place in St. Louis, Missouri Sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association

On Saturday, April 22, 2006, thyroid cancer survivors and their families are invited to attend the Second Annual Midwest Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Workshop, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the David C. Pratt Cancer Center at St. John’s Mercy Cancer Center, 615 South New Ballas Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63123. Sponsor is ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc.

This educational and supportive day is FREE and open to people at all stages of testing and treatment for all types of thyroid cancer, as well as their families, friends, and caregivers.

Physician presenters are Paul W. Ladenson, M.D., Endocrinologist, John Hopkins University School of Medicine; Jeffrey F. Moley, M.D., Surgeon, Washington University School of Medicine; and A. Cahid Civelek, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine and Director, Division of Nuclear Medicine at St. Louis University.

The physicians will speak and answer questions about thyroid cancer care, research advances, and physician-patient communications.

This day will also include sessions led by Amy Eilers, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., Program Director, Wellness Community, St. Louis; Abigail M. Woodland, Pharm.D., B.C.P.S., Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, St. Mary’s Health Center; and survivor/caregiver support group roundtables led by ThyCa volunteers.

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. is a voluntary nonprofit, 501(c) (3) organization providing support groups, resources, and publications, free of charge, to thyroid cancer survivors and their families. ThyCa also sponsors additional free workshops, Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, and an annual international Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference.

For more information about the workshop, other special events, and free support services provided by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, call 314-991-1422 or toll-free 1-877-588-7904, e-mail or, or visit the web site at