Support Groups


Our support groups are free and open to any and all survivors and their families and friends. In these groups, people share thyroid cancer information, their experiences with their thyroid cancer, and insights on how they are coping with thyroid cancer, and support.

Local Support Groups

Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, we are exercising an abundance of caution for the well-being of our support group members. As such, we are canceling all scheduled support group meetings for the foreseeable future. Having said this, some support groups are holding a a virtual meeting in place of their canceled meeting.

Groups holding virtual meetings are listed below with a picture of a telephone (picture of phone). Check those groups' web pages for details. You're welcome to participate in any virtual group meeting, even if you don't live near where that group meets.

Please take care of yourself. We suggest that you follow the precautions recommended by your local health agencies and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/


ThyCa support groups are free and open to any and all survivors and their families, students, etc. You may contact the facilitator identified on each page by e-mail or telephone, or you can simply show up on the identified day! Friends and family are always welcome.

If you are interested in starting a support group in your area, please contact the ThyCa Support Group Coordinator at support-coord@thyca.org. Or you can do either of the following:

View our interactive Google® maps showing all ThyCa support groups:

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Please note: Our web site and free support services are for education and support. They are not for commercial use. You are welcome to contact ThyCa to learn more about thyroid cancer and to participate in our support groups and events. Please do not use ThyCa's e-mail address links to send solicitations or marketing messages for businesses or fundraisers.

ThyCa Support Groups - State Contacts List

Note: Some groups do not hold regular meetings, but provide phone and/or e-mail support. Their web pages also list other nearby groups, if any. 

State/Nation
City or Region
Alabama Columbus, GA -- phone/e-mail support
Mobile -- phone/e-mail support
Opelika -- phone/e-mail support
Arizona Chandler (ThyCa East Valley -- phone/e-mail support)
Phoenix -- phone/e-mail support
picture of phone Tucson (ThyCa Southern Arizona)
Arkansas Benton -- phone/e-mail support
The Bahamas Freeport
California Benicia (ThyCa Solano County -- phone/e-mail support)
picture of phone Foster City (ThyCa Silicon Valley)
Fresno -- phone/e-mail support
Los Angeles (ThyCa N. LA County -- phone/e-mail support)
Modesto (ThyCa Central Valley -- phone/e-mail support)
picture of phone Mountain View (ThyCa South Silicon Valley)
picture of phone Newport Beach (ThyCa Orange County)
picture of phone Redondo Beach (ThyCa South Bay)
picture of phone Sacramento (ThyCa Sacramento Valley)
San Bernardino -- phone/e-mail support
San Diego -- phone/e-mail support
San Luis Obispo (ThyCa Central Coast -- phone/e-mail support)
picture of phone Santa Cruz
Canada Brockville, Ontario (ThyCa Ontario)
Colorado picture of phone Colorado Springs
picture of phone Denver
Glenwood Springs (ThyCa Western Slopes -- phone/e-mail support)
Connecticut New Haven
Stratford (ThyCa Southern Connecticut -- phone/e-mail support)
Waterbury
Costa Rica San Jose -- phone/e-mail support
Delaware Dover -- phone/e-mail support
Newark -- phone/e-mail support
Dist. of Columbia picture of phone Washington (ThyCa Silver Spring, MD)
Florida Cocoa (ThyCa Space Coast Central -- phone/e-mail support)
Fort Myers (ThyCa Suncoast)
Hollywood (ThyCa S. Broward County -- phone/e-mail support)
Melbourne (ThyCa Space Coast South -- phone/e-mail support)
Miami (Spanish and English -- phone/e-mail support)
North Miami Beach (ThyCa North Miami Dade -- phone/e-mail support)
picture of phone Orlando -- phone/e-mail support
picture of phone Sarasota-Manatee
picture of phone Tampa
Titusville (ThyCa Space Coast North -- phone/e-mail support)
picture of phone South Florida (ThyCa Tri-counties)
Georgia Atlanta
Columbus -- phone/e-mail support
Opelika, AL -- phone/e-mail support
Greece Athens -- phone/e-mail support
Patras
-- phone/e-mail support
Hawaii Wailuku (ThyCa Maui -- e-mail support only)
Honduras Tegucigalpa (ThyCa AHCAT Honduras)
Idaho Boise
Hayden
(Northern Idaho & Spokane-- phone/e-mail support)
Illinois Belleville (ThyCa Southern Illinois -- phone/e-mail support)
Chicago
Indiana Evansville -- phone/e-mail support
Lawrenceburg (ThyCa Eastern Indiana -- phone/e-mail support)
South Bend -- phone/e-mail support
Iowa Cedar Rapids Corridor -- phone/e-mail support
Des Moines (ThyCa Central Iowa -- phone/e-mail support)
Waterloo -- phone/e-mail support
Ireland Dublin (ThyCa Ireland -- phone/e-mail support)
Kansas Coffeyville -- (ThyCa Southeast Kansas -- phone/e-mail support)
Kansas City, MO (ThyCa KANMO)
North Kansas City, MO
Kentucky Latonia (ThyCa Northern Kentucky -- phone/e-mail support)
Lexington -- phone/e-mail support
Louisville -- e-mail support
Pikeville -- phone/e-mail support
Kenya Nairobi
Maine Falmouth -- phone/e-mail support
Scarborough -- phone/e-mail/Skype support
Maryland picture of phone Baltimore
picture of phone Silver Spring (Washington, DC)
Massachusetts picture of phone Boston
Brockton -- phone/e-mail/text message support
New Bedford (ThyCa Southeast Massachusetts)
Michigan Ann Arbor (ThyCa SE Michigan -- phone/e-mail support)
Charlevoix -- phone/e-mail support
picture of phone Troy
Minnesota St. Paul (ThyCa Twin Cities)
Mississippi Tupelo
Missouri Kansas City (ThyCa KANMO)
North Kansas City
picture of phone St. Louis
Nebraska Lincoln
Nevada Reno -- phone/e-mail support
New Hampshire Nashua
New Jersey Neptune (ThyCa Jersey Shore University Medical Center)
Trenton (ThyCa Central Jersey -- phone/e-mail support)
picture of phone Vineland (ThyCa Southern Jersey)
Wood-Ridge (ThyCa Bergen County) 
New York Bronx -- e-mail support only
picture of phone Buffalo (ThyCa Western New York)
Latham (ThyCa Hudson-Mohawk)
Liverpool (ThyCa Syracuse)
picture of phone Manhasset (ThyCa Long Island)
Manhattan
Rochester -- phone/e-mail support
Troy (ThyCa Otsego County -- phone/e-mail support)
North Carolina Concord -- phone/e-mail support
Greensboro (ThyCa Piedmont -- e-mail support)
picture of phone Raleigh
Wilmington -- phone/e-mail support 
Ohio Canton -- phone/e-mail support
Cincinnati -- phone/e-mail support
picture of phone Strongsville (ThyCa Cleveland)
Columbus
picture of phone Toledo
Oklahoma Oklahoma City
Tulsa -- phone/e-mail support
Oregon Bend
Portland
 -- phone/e-mail support
Tri-Cities, WA -- phone/e-mail support
Pennsylvania picture of phone Bethlehem (ThyCa Greater Lehigh Valley)
Harrisburg (ThyCa Central Pennsylvania -- phone/e-mail support)
picture of phone Hershey
picture of phone NW Philadelphia (ThyCa NW Philly)
Pittsburgh
picture of phone Southampton (ThyCa Bucks County)
Philippines Cebu City
South Carolina Myrtle Beach -- phone/e-mail support
Tennessee Memphis -- e-mail support only
Nashville
 -- phone/e-mail support
Texas Brownsville (ThyCa Cameron County)
picture of phone Dallas
Houston -- e-mail support only
United Kingdom Brentwood (ThyCa Essex -- phone/e-mail support)
Utah Salt Lake City -- phone/e-mail support
Vermont Northern Vermont -- phone/e-mail support
Virginia Arlington (ThyCa Northern Virginia -- phone/e-mail support)
Norfolk
Richmond -- phone/e-mail support
Roanoke -- phone/e-mail support
Washington Hayden, ID (Northern Idaho & Spokane -- phone/e-mail support)
picture of phone Seattle
picture of phone Vancouver
Wisconsin Fox Cities -- phone/e-mail support
La Crosse -- phone/e-mail/text message support
picture of phone Madison
Manitowoc
Milwaukee -- phone/e-mail support

 

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This page was updated on July 26, 2020.

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