Thyroid Cancer Diagnoses Predicted To Set New Record in 2007

ThyCa Urges Early Detection Through Neck Checks

• Thyroid cancer, one of the few cancers that is increasing in incidence, is expected to reach a new record of 33,550 people newly diagnosed in the United States in 2007, reports ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association (

• This is 11 percent higher than last year’s record numbers, and about double the number from 10 years ago, according to information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the American Cancer Society. The number of deaths is expected to increase by 2% over last year, to 1,530 in 2007.

• Thyroid cancer is usually treatable when found early, and ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. ( urges everyone to learn about thyroid cancer and to request a neck check at each doctor’s appointment.

• ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization of thyroid cancer survivors, family members, and health care professionals, dedicated to education, communication, support, awareness for early detection, and thyroid cancer research fundraising and research grants.

• For free awareness materials and more information about thyroid cancer and ThyCa’s free year-round support services, education, and publications, e-mail to, call toll-free 1-877-588-7904, write to PO Box 1545, New York, NY 10159-1545, or visit