New Thyroid Cancer Support Group Begins in Chandler, Arizona

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. ( is pleased to announce the formation of the ThyCa Chandler/East Valley, Arizona Support Group.

The free support group meets on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cancer Center at Chandler Regional Medical Center, (Education Room, first floor),1875 West Frye Road, Chandler, Arizona.

The group welcomes people at all phases of testing, treatment, and follow-up for thyroid cancer, as well as their family members and friends.

Joan Hedman is the group’s facilitator. For more information about the group, e-mail Joan Hedman at, call 480-917-6930, or visit the group’s web page.. The web page includes transportation directions a link to a map.

Free thyroid cancer support groups are also available in Scottsdale, Arizona and other communities coast to coast in the United States, as well as in in Costa Rica and Philippines. Visit to find all groups’ web pages, plus their meeting schedules and more details.

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 internationally recognized thyroid cancer specialists. The organization is dedicated to support, education, and communication for thyroid cancer survivors, their families and friends.

ThyCa also sponsors Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, year-round awareness activities, and thyroid cancer research fundraising and research grants.

The 12th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference will take place in Boston, Massachusetts on October 16-18, 2009.

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