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Support and communication for thyroid cancer survivors and families. A free publication of ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.
IN THIS ISSUE
Welcome to this special post-conference issue of ThyCa Journeys. Our 2004 conference held in Deerfield, Illinois, was a terrific success, drawing more than 400 attendees.
Unfortunately, work commitments prevented me from attending the ThyCa conference. In fact, I was running another conference in New York. Sadly, while I was there, it was announced that U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. As everyone wondered what the diagnosis meant for the Chief Justice’s health, my status as a thyroid cancer survivor meant that I became the go-to person for information about thyroid cancer.
The newspapers were full of the Chief Justice’s diagnosis right after the ThyCa conference weekend. Precisely because of thyroid cancer’s ability to strike anyone at any time, its different forms, varying degrees of severity, and the need for differing types of treatment and further research, ThyCa’s work is so important. ThyCa provides support to the newly diagnosed, individuals going through treatment, survivors and caregivers—helping them all navigate the complex world created by a diagnosis. The annual conference is our flagship event, this year drawing people from 37 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
If you too were not able to attend the conference, I hope this short newsletter gives you a taste of its spirit and inspires you to try and attend next year’s conference in Denver, Colorado, on October 21-23, 2005. Be sure also to check the ThyCa website www.thyca.org for more information. If you were able to attend, I encourage you to share your experiences with others, letting them know the importance of diagnosis and effective treatment. I look forward to seeing you next year,
"I learned so much!"....."Always good to see everyone & get new info." ......"I enjoyed the small roundtables this afternoon." .........."Thanks for everything!"......."Overall excellent presentations….Thanks!" ....... "Great speakers—Great job!" ........"Excellent speakers" ......"The doctors gave great broad & personal help. They have been terrific. The volunteers are fabulous!!!"...... "I really appreciate the time and opportunity to hear/speak with the doctors in their related fields. It is most enlightening." ....... "The docs are wonderfully approachable."
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The articles in this newsletter represent the opinions of their authors and are not official positions of ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. The articles by laypeople do not offer medical advice, as the authors are not doctors and have no medical training. Articles and session notes from physicians are educational and not intended to offer medical advice, as physicians cannot diagnose through the Internet. If you have medical questions, please consult with your physician.
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Thank you to the volunteers who assisted Barbara Weinstein, Editor, with this issue of ThyCa Journeys: Gary Bloom, Temre Davies, Gloria Keller, M. L. Sprung, Ed Walker, Jo Walker, Cherry Wunderlich, and conference notetakers.
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