ThyCa Survivors’ Support Groups Begin in Washington, DC and Hawaii

In May, two new free support groups for survivors of thyroid cancer will begin meeting in the United States.

On May 15, ThyCa Washington will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Physicians Dining Room at Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, MD. The group will meet at the same time on the third Saturday of each month. The contact person is Gary Bloom, who can be reached at 301-260-0352 or by e-mail

On May 22, ThyCa Maui, Hawaii will meet from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in Room Two of The Cameron Center at 95 Mahalani Street, Wailuku, Maui. ThyCa Maui will meet at the same time on the fourth Saturday of each month. The contact person is Nina Geiger, who can be reached at 808-572-4826 or by e-mail

Later this spring, additional support groups for thyroid cancer survivors will begin meeting in New York City and Philadelphia. All ThyCa Survivors’ Support Groups are free and open to anyone diagnosed with thyroid cancer, their families, friends and colleagues. Groups are also under development in Charlotte, NC, Chicago, IL, San Diego County, CA, and Boston, MA.

These survivors’ support groups and annual conferences for survivors are organized by the ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., the only thyroid cancer survivors’ organization in the world. For more information about ThyCa, Inc. and it’s survivors’ network, visit its web site at

Anyone interested in forming a local support group for thyroid cancer survivors and their families, should contact Ric Blake, ThyCa Support Group Coordinator at