More information about thyroid cancer
From your American Cancer Society
Here is more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website, www.cancer.org.
Dealing with diagnosis and treatment
Talking With Your Doctor (also in Spanish)
After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)
Family and caregiver concerns
Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer (also in Spanish)
Helping Children When A Family Member Has Cancer: Dealing With Diagnosis (also in Spanish)
Insurance and financial issues
In Treatment: Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families (also in Spanish)
Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient (also in Spanish)
More on cancer treatments
Understanding Cancer Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Understanding Chemotherapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Cancer treatment side effects
Pain Control: A Guide for People With Cancer and Their Families (also in Spanish)
Get Relief From Cancer Pain
Your American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online at cancer.org/bookstore to find out about costs or to place an order.
National 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)
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
No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
Last Medical Review: 02/27/2014
Last Revised: 02/27/2014