Nevada’s First Thyroid Cancer Support Group To Meet in Las Vegas

Nevada’s first thyroid cancer support group will meet on the second Monday of every other month starting on March 13, 2006, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Nevada Cancer Institute, 10441 West Twain Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Meetings are free and open to people at all phases of testing, treatment, and follow-up for thyroid cancer, as well as their family members and friends.

The ThyCa Southern Nevada Support Group is affiliated with the national nonprofit organization ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. The support group has its own page on the ThyCa web site <>, with meeting information and transportation directions.

Kathy Cannon and Leigh Ann Hinote, co-facilitators of the ThyCa Southern Nevada Support Group, invite thyroid cancer patients, families, and friends to attend meetings. To find out more about the new group, contact Kathy Cannon at 702-434-1184 or Leigh Ann Hinote at 702-258-0650 or by e-mail to

“We are proud to provide this new resource to support thyroid cancer survivors and their families in Nevada,” said ThyCa’s Support Groups Coordinator Sara Gorrell Brenner. “Our support groups throughout the United States are helpful resources for families coping with the challenges of thyroid cancer.”

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization of thyroid cancer survivors, families, and health care professionals, advised by nationally recognized thyroid cancer specialists.

For more information about ThyCa’s free year-round support services, education, and publications, e-mail, call toll-free 1-877-588-7904, write to PO Box 1545, New York, NY 10159-1545, or visit the ThyCa web site