Thyroid Cancer Survivors and Families Plan 7th International Conference October 22-24, 2004 near Chicago, Illinois

The Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ 7th International Conference will take place October 22-24, 2004, at the Hyatt Deerfield Hotel, 1750 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL. The conference is the first for thyroid cancer survivors ever to be held in the Midwest. The sponsor is the national voluntary nonprofit organization ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc.

More than 50 presentations, workshops, and roundtables are designed for people with every type of thyroid cancer, from those newly diagnosed to survivors of many years, as well as family members and friends.

More than 15 nationally prominent physician specialists will speak and answer questions about thyroid cancer research advances, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and future trends in thyroid cancer care. Self-care, coping skills, emotional and physical well-being, insurance, and employment issues will be covered in sessions led by other specialists, long-term thyroid cancer survivors, and caregivers.

This educational and supportive event has a low registration fee and is free to anyone unable to afford the fee.

Details and the registration form are available on ThyCa’s web site. For more information about the conference and the free year-round support, education, and publications available from ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, e-mail to, call toll-free 1-877-588-7904, or visit the web site.