Free Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Texas/Southwest Workshop To Be Held on Saturday, April 19, 2008, in Plano, Texas

Thyroid cancer continues to increase in incidence, and on Saturday, April 19, 2008, ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association will offer a FREE one-day educational workshop in Plano, Texas, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Medical Center Plano, Bldg III, Third Floor Auditorium, 4001 West 15th Street, Plano, Texas.

Ernest Mazzaferri, M.D., Endocrinologist, distinguished thyroid cancer expert and former President of the American Thyroid Association, will be the featured speaker at the Second Annual Texas/Southwest Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Workshop. Dr. Mazzaferri speak and answer questions about thyroid cancer diagnosis, treatment, lifelong monitoring for low-risk and high-risk patients, and research advances.

This free educational and supportive day is open to people at all phases of testing, treatment, and follow-up for thyroid cancer, as well as their caregivers and everyone interested in learning about thyroid cancer.

The workshop also includes a session on Humor for Coping with Janet Adams, Certified Laugh Leader; a caregiver roundtable support group session; and questions and answers about prescription medications Thyrogen and levothyroxine used in thyroid cancer management.

The ThyCa Dallas Support Group has organized this event. Attendees may register either in advance on the online form or on site at the workshop. Walk-in attendees are welcome. Attendees may come for part or all of the day.

For further workshop information, e-mail Peggy Melton at or to, or call 1-972-384-1866 or 1-877-588-7904 or visit ThyCa’s web site.

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. is a national nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization providing person-to-person support, support groups, the free downloadable Low-Iodine Cookbook, free online newsletter, awareness materials, free one-day workshops, and other resources to thyroid cancer survivors, their families, and the public at no charge.

ThyCa also funds thyroid cancer research grants, sponsors Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month in September, and will hold the 11th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 17-19, 2008.

For more information, visit ThyCa’s web site, write PO Box 1102, Olney, MD 20830-1102, call toll-free to 877-588-7904, fax to 630-604-6078, or e-mail to