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Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ New England Workshop To Be Held Saturday, May 3, from 9:30 to 3 in Nashua, New Hampshire

04/2003

On Saturday, May 3, the third annual New England regional workshop for thyroid cancer survivors and families will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Carl Amelio Room at St. Joseph Hospital, 172 Kinsley Street, Nashua, New Hampshire.

The workshop is FREE and is open to people at all stages of testing and treatment for thyroid cancer, as well as their families, friends, and caregivers.

The day will begin at 8:45 a.m. with registration, a continental breakfast, and an opportunity for survivors with thyroid cancer, the most common endocrine cancer, and their families to meet informally with other survivors and family members.

From 9:30 to 11 a.m., speakers will focus on thyroid cancer testing and treatment.

Colleen Conley, Thyrogen Clinical Science Associate with Genzyme Therapeutics, will review the use of Thyrogen in whole-body scans for papillary and follicular thyroid cancer. Jack M. Monchik, M.D., Chief of Endocrine Surgery at Rhode Island Hospital and Clinical Professor of Surgery at Brown University School of Medicine, will discuss “Thyroid Carcinoma: Current Therapy and Recent Advances.”

The further morning and afternoon sessions will focus on coping skills and complementary approaches for well-being, including massage therapy, spirituality, acupuncture for nausea and pain relief, and other approaches.

The workshop is sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association. ThyCa, a nonprofit, 501(c) (3) organization, provides support services and resources, free of charge, to thyroid cancer survivors and their families.

Transportation directions and further details about the workshop are on the ThyCa web site. For more information about the workshop, e-mail to Nashua_NH@thyca.org, or phone 978-251-4769 or 603-465-2900.

For information about ThyCa’s other free workshops and other support services and special events, e-mail tothyca@thyca.org, call 1-877-588-7904, or visit the ThyCa web site at www.thyca.org.


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