Thyroid Cancer Survivors Plan 5th International Conference October11-13 In Los Angeles

Physicians, Mental Health Professionals, Survivors, and Caregivers Featured

The 5th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference will take place October 11-13, 2002, at the Los Angeles Athletic Club, 431 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, California.

Sponsored by the national nonprofit organization ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., this educational and supportive conference offers sessions for people newly diagnosed with thyroid cancer, survivors of many years, and their family members.

Twenty-seven prominent physicians involved in thyroid cancer care and research will headline the agenda. Representing the many specialties involved in thyroid cancer care, including endocrinology, surgery, pathology, and nuclear medicine, these physicians will address issues ranging from diagnosis and treatment to research advances and future trends in thyroid cancer care.

Over 50 sessions will offer information for people at all stages of testing, treatment, and followup for all types of thyroid cancer, including papillary, follicular, medullary, and anaplastic, as well as the variants.

An informal, give-and-take format will give participants the chance for in-depth discussion of issues related to thyroid cancer care.

Workshops will also focus on coping with the emotional and practical impacts of thyroid cancer, self-care, well-being, health insurance and employment issues, as well as caregivers’ needs and the perspectives of long-term thyroid cancer survivors.

Registration material and conference details are available on ThyCa’s web site. For more information, e-mail to or visit the web site at