Physician Specialists To Speak about Thyroid Cancer in Fort Myers, Florida, at Free ThyCa Suncoast Support Group Meeting Cancer Meeting on Saturday, January 21, 2006

On Saturday, January 21, 2006, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Sandra Williams, M.D., endocrinologist, and Jay Roberts, M.D., surgeon, both of the Cleveland Clinic, will speak and answer questions about thyroid cancer treatment and research at HealthPark, Lee Memorial Health System, 9981 South HealthPark Drive, Fort Myers, Florida.

The free program is hosted by the ThyCa Suncoast Thyroid Cancer Support Group, which is affiliated with the national nonprofit ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc.

Fort Myers residents Jan Scheuerman and Sally Fontaine facilitate the support group and invite people at all phases of testing, treatment, and follow-up for thyroid cancer, as well as their families and friends and anyone else interested to attend.

Frank Bireley of Fort Myers, survivor of medullary thyroid cancer, will also speak at the meeting and will tell about his experience in a new clinical trial for this rare type of thyroid cancer. Volunteers will also serve free coffee and muffins to attendees.

For more information or directions to HealthPark, e-mail to, call Jan Scheuerman at 239-560-8495 or Sally Fontaine at 239-590-0797.

Free services and resources for thyroid cancer survivors are organized nationwide by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. ThyCa is a national nonprofit, volunteer organization providing person-to-person support, support groups, a free downloadable low- iodine cookbook, a free online newsletter, awareness materials, 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 its 9th annual international conference in Orlando, Florida, on October 27-29, 2006.

For more information, visit, write PO Box 1545, New York, NY 10159-1545, call toll-free to 877-588-7904, fax to 630-604-6078, or e-mail to