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

Beginning on Saturday, March 6, 2004, Southwest Virginia’s first support group for thyroid cancer survivors will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Lewis-Gale Medical Center Oncology Center (Reception Area near the cafeteria), 1900 Electric Road, Salem, Va. The ThyCa Roanoke support group will meet at 10:30 a.m. on the first Saturday morning each month thereafter.

Organized by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., the ThyCa Roanoke support group is free and open to all thyroid cancer survivors, their families, friends, and caregivers. For information about ThyCa Roanoke, contact the support group facilitator, Patrick Alberti, by phone at 434-258-7717 or e-mail

Free 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. ThyCa’s 7th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference takes place on October 22-24, 2004, in Chicago, Illinois.

For more information about ThyCa’s free services, visit the web site, call toll-free 1-877-588-7904, write PO Box 1545, New York, NY 10159-1545, or e-mail to