Thyroid Cancer Overview

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More information about thyroid cancer

From your American Cancer Society

We have a lot more information that you might find helpful. Explore or call our National Cancer Information Center toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345. We’re here to help you any time, day or night.

Other organizations and websites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

The American Thyroid Association
Toll-free number: 1-800-THYROID (1-800-849-7643)

    Provides patient information on diseases that affect the thyroid gland, including cancer, a list of patient support organizations, and a thyroid specialist locator

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
TTY: 1-800-332-8615

    Their “Cancer Information Service” offers a wide variety of free, accurate, up-to-date information about cancer to patients, their families, and the general public; also can help people find clinical trials in their area.

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc.
Toll-free number: 1-877-588-7904

    For information and education on thyroid cancer types; a directory of local ThyCa thyroid cancer support group meetings coast-to-coast; the ThyCa Person-to-Person Network, which matches thyroid cancer patients with survivors of the same type of thyroid cancer for emotional and psychological support; 10 email support groups for different thyroid cancer types and situations; as well as free regional workshops

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

Last Medical Review: 02/27/2014
Last Revised: 02/12/2016