ThyCa Announces Three Free One-Day Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Workshops for April and May 2006

Thyroid cancer patients, families, and friends are invited to three free one-day regional workshops sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc.

Physicians with expertise in thyroid cancer care and research will speak and answer questions at these educational and supportive events.

People at any phase of testing, treatment, or follow-up for thyroid cancer, as well as their caregivers and others interested in thyroid cancer are welcome to attend.

These educational and supportive programs are free of charge. Attendees may register on site at each event. The dates and locations include:

  • Saturday, April 22, 2006—Midwest Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ 2nd Annual Workshop, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the David C. Pratt Cancer Center, St John’s Mercy Cancer Center, 615 South New Ballas Road, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Saturday, April 22, 2006—New England Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ 5th Annual Workshop, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Saturday, May 13, 2006—Mid-Atlantic Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ 5th Annual Workshop, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Washington Adventist Hospital, 7600 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland (near Washington, DC, and I-495)

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. is a national nonprofit 501( c) (3) organization providing person-to-person support, local 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