South Florida’s First Support Group for Thyroid Cancer Survivors Begins Meeting

The first support group for thyroid cancer survivors in the Fort Lauderdale and Miami area of Florida meets on the last Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Weston Regional Health Park, Room 102A, 2300 North Commerce Parkway, Weston, Florida. The next meetings will take place on January 25 and February 22. The facilitators are Marla Friedman and Joan Axthelm.

Organized by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., the ThyCa South Florida support group is free and open to all thyroid cancer survivors and their families and friends.

The free support group welcomes people at all stages of testing, treatment, and follow-up for thyroid cancer. For more information, contact Marla Friedman or Joan Axthelm by e-mail to

Support groups for thyroid cancer survivors are organized across the United States by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. The ThyCa web site lists all the support group meeting dates and locations. 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 about ThyCa’s free support services and annual conference, visit the web site, call toll-free 1-877-588-7904, write PO Box 1545, New York, NY 10159-1545, or e-mail