New Thyroid Cancer Support Group Begins in Northern New Jersey

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. ( is pleased to announce the formation of the ThyCa Denville/Northern New Jersey Support Group.

The free support group meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, July 15, 2008. The meetings are held at Saint Clare’s Hospital, First Floor Silby Cafeteria, 25 Pocono Road, Denville, New Jersey.

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

Diane Wood and Candy Larkins are the group’s facilitators. For more information about the group,, call Diane Wood at 973-625-6176 or Candy Larkins at 973-334-1006, or visit the group’s web page. The web page has a link map to the hospital.

“We are delighted to have a support group in Northern New Jersey for people coping with thyroid cancer, as well as their caregivers,” said ThyCa’s Support Groups Coordinator Sara Brenner.

Free thyroid cancer support groups are also available in Central New Jersey and Southern New Jersey, as well as coast to coast in the United States, and in Costa Rica and Philippines.

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.

For more information about ThyCa’s free support services, education, publications, 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.