Seattle’s First Support Group for Thyroid Cancer Survivors To Begin Meeting

“When I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer three years ago, I knew little about the thyroid and nothing about the treatment of this type of cancer,” explained Roselle Kovitz. After briefly joining online thyroid cancer support groups, Kovitz, then a Nebraska resident, felt it important to provide local thyroid cancer patients an opportunity to meet face-to-face and began organizing the state’s first local group. Upon moving to Lynnwood, Kovitz began organizing Washington’s first local group.

Beginning on Thursday, June 26, 2003, Seattle’s first support group for thyroid cancer survivors will meet from 7 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. at the Cancer Lifeline, 6522 Fremont Ave. N, Seattle, Washington. ThyCa Seattle will meet on the fourth Thursday evening thereafter. Organized by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., the ThyCa Seattle support group is free and open to all thyroid cancer survivors, their families, friends, and caregivers. For information about ThyCa Seattle, contact Roselle Kovitz by phone at 425-743-4401 or write

Support groups for thyroid cancer survivors are organized across the United States by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. ThyCa is a nonprofit, volunteer organization providing person-to-person and e-mail support groups, a free low-iodine cookbook, a free newsletter, and other educational services and resources to thyroid cancer survivors and their families at no charge. For more information, visit the web site at, call toll-free 1-877-588-7904, write PO Box 1545, New York, NY 10159-1545, or e-mail