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Florida's Second Support Group For Thyroid Cancer Survivors Starts in West Melbourne

01/2000

Florida's second support group for thyroid cancer survivors has begun meeting in West Melbourne. Free and open to all thyroid cancer survivors
and their families, the ThyCa: Space Coast Florida meets from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month. Organized by ThyCa:
Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, ThyCa Space Coast meets at the West Melbourne Public Library, 2755 Wingate Blvd., West Melbourne,
FL.

The support group is free and open to all thyroid cancer survivors and their families. For directions and information about ThyCa Space Coast, call
Leah Guljord at 321-733-0846 or write Space_Coast@thyca.org.

This is the second support group for thyroid cancer survivors in Florida and one of more than a dozen meeting across the United States. A support group in Cape Coral meets at 11:30 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month.

Support groups for thyroid cancer survivors are begin organized across the United States and Canada by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors'
Association, Inc. ThyCa is a nonprofit volunteer organization providing services and resources to thyroid cancer survivors and their families at no
charge. Organized following the first annual conference for thyroid cancer survivors held in Massachusetts in October 1998, a national steering
committee incorporated the association in March 1999 and was designated as a non-profit organization by the IRS in November of last year. During its first year, ThyCa has established a permanent address (PO Box 1545, New York, NY 10159-1545) and a survivors' information toll-free telephone number (877-588-7904). Its web site <http://www.thyca.org> has more than 40,000 visitors a month.

ThyCa's web site includes a description of types of thyroid cancer and its treatment, news releases, history of the association, listing of local
support groups and facilitators in the U.S. and Canada, information about future national and regional conferences and links to other resources. 
The site also includes a membership application and advance electronic registration for conferences.


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