ThyCa Adds New E-Mail Support Group for Coping with Mental Challenges

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., is pleased to announce the formation of its ninth e-mail support group to meet specific needs of people whose lives have been touched by thyroid cancer.

The Thyca Mental Challenges Support Group brings together anyone seeking support for coping with day-to-day challenges. The group description notes, “This e-mail group addresses the emotional issues that some thyroid cancer survivors deal with. These may or may not be related to our thyroid cancer or its treatment. However, they still affect our lives. Examples include day to day coping with life as a cancer survivor, learning to rely on hormone replacement instead of our body’s own thyroid hormone, and adapting to periodic testing and other life disruptions.”

In this group participants share experiences, give encouragement, and offer suggestions for coping positively with the mental challenges they cope.

This free support group is available 24 hours a day to people worldwide. Instructions for joining the group and a more detailed description are on the ThyCa web site in the ThyCa Support Groups Section.

ThyCa’s eight other free e-mail support groups include the general Thyroid Cancer Support Group, Advanced Thyroid Cancer Support Group, Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer Support Group, Medullary Thyroid Cancer Support Group, Pediatric Thyroid Cancer Support Group, Long-Term Survivors’ Support Group, Caregivers’ Support Group, and Love, Loss, and Legacy Group. ThyCa volunteers also facilitate two live online thyroid cancer mutual support groups on America Online on Monday and Tuesday evenings.

For information about thyroid cancer, other free services and resources, and the annual Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference, contact ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., a nonprofit, voluntary organization, call toll-free 1-877-588-7904, e-mail to, or visit the web site at