Thyroid Cancer Survivors and Families Plan 8th International Conference

MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT — For immediate release — 2005
Contact: Cherry Wunderlich, ThyCa Outreach Coordinator; 301-493-8810

More than 60 Sessions Feature Physician Specialists Plus Roundtables for Survivors and Caregivers Coping with All Types of Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer, one of the few cancers that is increasing in overall incidence, will be the focus of the Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ 8th International Conference on October 21-23, 2005, at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel, 360 Union Boulevard, Lakewood, Colorado.

This educational and supportive weekend is the first conference for thyroid cancer survivors and their families and friends to be held in the Rocky Mountain region. The sponsor is the national voluntary nonprofit organization ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc.

More than 60 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.

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.

Details and the registration form are available on ThyCa’s web site. Attendees may register online or by mail in advance. Walk-in attendees are also welcome to attend.

For more information about the conference and the free year-round support services, education, awareness materials, and other publications available from ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, e-mail, call toll-free 1-877-588-7904, write to PO Box 1545, New York, NY 1015901545, or visit the ThyCa web site.