Local Support Groups Mark 20 Years of Service and Benefits to Thyroid Cancer Patients and Caregivers

Posted by Cherry Wunderlich on Sat, Jun 4, 2016 @ 7:07am
2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the world’s first local thyroid cancer support group, started by ThyCa co-founder Ric Blake.
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Helping People with Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer (ATC)

Posted by Cherry Wunderlich on Thu, May 19, 2016 @ 8:20pm
Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) affects about 500-800 patients per year in the United States….The extreme rarity of ATC means that few doctors have treated patients with this cancer and there is very little good information available to patients,” writes Maria Cabanillas, M.D., of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
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Free ATC Handbook and Videos with Experts Educate About ATC

Posted by Cherry Wunderlich on Thu, May 19, 2016 @ 8:20pm
The Handbook. Get the free Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer handbook, written and edited by patients, caregivers, and numerous physician specialists. Its 40 pages are packed with medical information and helpful tips from ATC physicians, patients, and caregivers. Topics include ATC critical decisions for patients and caregivers, assessment, treatments, clinical trials, coping recommendations on dealing with ATC’s emotional and practical impacts, and more.
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ATC Patients and Caregivers Receive Support and More Help from ATC Online Group, 1-to-1 Support, the ATC Web Site, the Conference, and More

Posted by Cherry Wunderlich on Thu, May 19, 2016 @ 8:20pm
These free services available from ThyCa are all linked at ThyCa's home page.
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Free Help for Children and Teens: Videos with Experts, Support Groups, 1-to-1 Support, Backpacks, and More

Posted by Cherry Wunderlich on Sat, May 14, 2016 @ 8:08am
A wide array of free services are available from ThyCa.
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Quick Facts About Pediatric Thyroid Cancer

Posted by Cherry Wunderlich on Sat, May 14, 2016 @ 8:08am
Pediatric means age 18 or younger, notes the American Thyroid Association Guidelines on Pediatric Thyroid Cancer.
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When a Child or Teen Has Thyroid Cancer

Posted by Cherry Wunderlich on Sat, May 14, 2016 @ 8:08am
People of all ages, from young children to seniors, can get thyroid cancer. While the number of children and adolescents diagnosed with pediatric thyroid cancer is very small compared to the numbers among adults, the impacts are substantial for the young person as well as the families involved.
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Change in Cutoff Age from 45 to 55 Years Recommended for Staging Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

Posted by Cherry Wunderlich on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 @ 6:18pm
Raising the age cutoff in the current staging system for well-differentiated thyroid cancer from 45 to 55 years would help avoid overtreatment in 12% of these patients, concluded, a large multicenter study published in the March 2016 issue of 'Thyroid.’ Jatin P. Shah, M.D., of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is the study’s senior author.
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Raising Awareness of Medullary Thyroid Cancer

Posted by Cherry Wunderlich on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 @ 6:18pm
Because medullary thyroid carcinoma is so rare, many physicians are not familiar with this sometimes-fatal subtype and misdiagnose it or lump it together with more curable types of thyroid cancer.
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