All of our thyroid cancer patients also have access to the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center, which offers a wide array of support and educational services. Patients and loved ones may work with a coordinated group of social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, patient navigators, pain management specialists and spiritual care providers at the center, as well as participate in programs.
ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association Inc.
P.O. Box 1545
New York, NY 10159-1545
ThyCa is a nonprofit organization developing programs to link survivors and health-care professionals around the world. Their Web site maintains current information about thyroid cancer and support services available to people at any stage of testing, treatment or lifelong monitoring for thyroid cancer, as well as their caregivers. It receives ongoing input and review from numerous thyroid cancer specialists. The site also serves as a resource for anyone interested in thyroid cancer survivors' issues, and includes news for survivors about online chats, conferences, mailing lists and local support groups.
EndocrineWeb is a comprehensive Web site for thyroid, parathyroid and other endocrine disorders intended for the education of patients and their families. All pages were written by physicians who treat these diseases.
American Thyroid Association
6066 Leesburg Pike, Suite 550
Falls Church, VA 22041
The American Thyroid Association (ATA) is the leading organization focused on thyroid biology and the prevention and treatment of thyroid disorders through excellence and innovation in research, clinical care, education and public health. The ATA Web site features a variety of FAQs and brochures for patients.
American Cancer Society
For TYY: 866-228-4327
The American Cancer Society has many national and local programs, as well as a 24-hour support line, to help cancer survivors with problems such as travel, lodging and emotional issues.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of 19 of the world's leading cancer centers, is an authoritative source of information to help patients and health professionals make informed decisions about cancer care.
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute, established under the National Cancer Act of 1937, is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training.
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
For TYY: 301-402-9612
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is one of the world's foremost medical research centers, and the federal focal point for medical research in the United States. The NIH, comprising 27 separate institutes and centers, is one of eight health agencies of the Public Health Service, which, in turn, is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.