Thyroid Cancer Awareness Week Begins on September 15, 2003

The week of September 15-21, 2003 is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Week. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association is the sponsor.

The goal of the week is to increase public awareness and understanding of thyroid cancer, early detection, treatment, and ThyCa’s free support and education services. ThyCa also seeks to raise awareness of the need for more thyroid cancer research.

ThyCa’s web site has a new section titled Thyroid Cancer Awareness Week. It’s linked from the right side of the Home Page. The section has the new flyer, “Yes, it’s real,” a fact sheet titled “About Thyroid Cancer “, and other materials.

ThyCa’s web site has hundreds of pages of information about all types of thyroid cancer, diagnosis, treatment, research, clinical trials, questions to ask the doctor, local support groups, e-mail support groups, a calendar of coming events, the Rally for Research, and the annual conference October 24-26, 2003. Readers can also download ThyCa’s free publications, including the Low Iodine Cookbook, fact sheets, and online newsletters, from the web site.