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    There are now more than 200,000 patients in the U.S. living with thyroid cancer and incidence has increased by over 20% in the last 5 years. The diagnosis of thyroid cancer brings with them many questions and a need for clear, understandable answers...
In The Spotlight:

Thyroid Cancer Survivors Plan 6th International Conference  - The 6th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference will take place October 24-26, 2003, at the Wyndham Greenspoint Hotel, 12400 Greenspoint Drive, Houston, Texas. 

What You Need to Know about Thyroid Cancer - An important booklet from the National Cancer Institute for thyroid cancer patients. Highly recommended for initial reading.

  The Cancer Patient's Workbook: Everything You Need to Stay Organized and Informed - "This book gave me hope and guidance, and was definitely a blessing to me especially in the first several weeks after my diagnosis of stage 4 kidney cancer.  I would recommend the Cancer Patient's Workbook to any one who has cancer."
General

For Newly Diagnosed Thyroid Cancer Patients - This site provides you with a simple overview of thyroid cancer, how it may be diagnosed, different treatment possibilities, and what you might expect as you carry on with your life.

What You Need to Know about Thyroid Cancer - An important booklet from the National Cancer Institute for thyroid cancer patients. Highly recommended for initial reading.

Endocrine Web: Thyroid Cancer - Easy to understand description of papillary, follicular, medullary, and anaplastic thyroid cancer.

Thyroid-Cancer.Net - From the Johns Hopkins Thyroid Tumor Center.

Papillary Thyroid Cancer: An Inquiring Patient's Guide - Answers frequently asked questions about one of the most common type of thyroid cancer. 

What is Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer - Introductory information about this highly malignant disease.

 

Treatment


How is Thyroid Cancer Treated, Patients' Information- Information on the treatment of thyroid cancer, written for patients.

How is Thyroid Cancer Treated, Information for Physicians - Information on the treatment of thyroid cancer, written for patients.

What to Expect in the Years Following Therapy - Long term survivors need to be monitored for possible recurrence.  This page discuss the importance of follow-up testing, and explain the potential role of Thyrogen® in helping patients avoid hypothyroidism.

Testing and Management: Importance of Early Detection of Recurrent Disease - A summary discusses recurrence rate of well differentiated thyroid cancer and the importance of early detection and intial therapy to improve survival rates.

Support

Thyrogram®: A Thyroid Cancer Patient News Letter - Read or download a copy of Thyrogram(TM), just for patients who have had well-differentiated thyroid cancer. Provides information about thyroid cancer management, as well as overall health and fitness strategies, and other's personal experiences with thyroid cancer.

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association - An all-volunteer, non-profit organization of thyroid cancer survivors, family members, and health care professionals.

The American Thyroid Association - The American Thyroid Association. Founded 1923.

Thyroid Cancer Song Book - Thyroid cancer survivor, Megan Stendebach, shares humor and songs about living with this relatively rare disease.
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What is the Thyroid Gland - Understand the anatomy of the thyroid gland.

Thyroid Cancer FAQ - Brochure provided by the American Thyroid Foundation.  In PDF format.
 
 
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