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

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:

Effective immediately, ThyCa Piedmont is providing support via phone and e-mail.

Welcome to our new Cleveland, Ohio support group. ThyCa Cleveland will begin meetings September 12.

The Portland, Maine group has divided into two support groups: ThyCa Falmouth, Maine and ThyCa Scarborough, Maine. ThyCa Falmouth will begin meetings on October 12, and ThyCa Scarborough has taken over the ThyCa Portland schedule on the third Saturday of each month. 

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
Opelika -- phone/e-mail support
Arizona Chandler (ThyCa East Valley -- phone/e-mail support)
Phoenix -- phone/e-mail support
Arkansas Benton -- phone/e-mail support
Australia Canberra
The Bahamas Freeport
California Benicia (ThyCa Solano County -- phone/e-mail support)
Chatsworth (ThyCa San Fernando Valley)
Eureka (ThyCa Humboldt)
Foster City (ThyCa Silicon Valley)
Fresno
Los Angeles (ThyCa San Gabriel Valley)
Modesto (ThyCa Central Valley -- phone/e-mail support)
Newport Beach (ThyCa Orange County)
Redondo Beach (ThyCa South Bay)
Sacramento
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Luis Obispo (ThyCa Central Coast -- phone/e-mail support)
Canada Brockville, Ontario (ThyCa Ontario)
Newfoundland & Labrador
Colombia Medellin -- phone/e-mail support
Colorado Colorado Springs
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
Newark
Dist. of Columbia 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)
Orlando
Sarasota-Manatee
Tampa
Titusville (ThyCa Space Coast North -- phone/e-mail support)
South Florida (ThyCa Tri-counties)
Georgia Atlanta
Columbus -- phone/e-mail support
Cumming (ThyCa Alpharetta/Cumming)
Opelika, AL -- phone/e-mail support
Greece Patras -- phone/e-mail support
Hawaii Honolulu -- phone/e-mail support
Wailuku
(ThyCa Maui -- phone/e-mail support)
Idaho Idaho Falls -- phone/e-mail support
Illinois Belleville (ThyCa Southern Illinois -- phone/e-mail support)
Chicago
Dupage -- e-mail support only
Indiana Evansville -- phone/e-mail support
Indianapolis -- phone/e-mail support
Lawrenceburg (ThyCa Eastern Indiana -- phone/e-mail support)
South Bend -- phone/e-mail support
Iowa Cedar Rapids Corridor
Waterloo -- phone/e-mail support
Kansas Coffeyville -- (ThyCa Southeast Kansas -- phone/e-mail support)
Wichita
 -- 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 -- phone/e-mail support
Maine Falmouth
Scarborough
Maryland Baltimore
Rockville
Silver Spring (Washington, DC)
Massachusetts Boston
Brockton -- phone/e-mail/text message support
Taunton (ThyCa Southeast Massachusetts)
Michigan Ann Arbor (ThyCa SE Michigan)
Charlevoix -- phone/e-mail support
Grand Rapids (ThyCa SW Michigan -- phone/e-mail support)
Troy
Minnesota St. Paul (ThyCa Twin Cities -- phone/e-mail support)
Mississippi Tupelo
Missouri Columbia (ThyCa Central Missouri Columbia -- phone/e-mail support)
Kansas City (ThyCa KANMO)
North Kansas City
Osage Beach (ThyCa Central Missouri Osage Beach)
St. Louis
Nebraska Lincoln
Nevada Reno
New Hampshire Nashua
New Jersey Neptune (ThyCa Jersey Shore University Medical Center)
Trenton (ThyCa Central Jersey)
Vineland (ThyCa Southern Jersey)
Wood-Ridge (ThyCa Bergen County) 
New Mexico Albuquerque
New York Albany
Bronx -- e-mail support only
Buffalo (ThyCa Western New York)
Manhasset (ThyCa Long Island)
Manhattan
Rochester
Syracuse -- phone/e-mail support
Troy (ThyCa Capitol Region)
North Carolina Charlotte
Concord
Greensboro (ThyCa Piedmont -- phone/e-mail support)
Raleigh
Wilmington -- phone/e-mail support 
Ohio Canton -- phone/e-mail support
Cincinnati -- phone/e-mail support
Strongsville (ThyCa Cleveland)
Columbus
Oklahoma Oklahoma City
Tulsa -- phone/e-mail support
Oregon Portland
Tri-Cities, WA -- phone/e-mail support
Pennsylvania Bethlehem (ThyCa Greater Lehigh Valley)
Harrisburg -- phone/e-mail support
NW Philadelphia (ThyCa NW Philly)
Philadelphia (ThyCa Philly -- phone/e-mail support)
Pittsburgh
Philippines Cebu City
South Carolina Myrtle Beach
Tennessee Nashville
Texas Angleton (ThyCa Southeast Texas -- e-mail support only)
Austin
Brownsville (ThyCa Cameron County)
Dallas
Houston
United Kingdom Brentwood (ThyCa Essex)
Utah Salt Lake City
Vermont Northern Vermont -- phone/e-mail support
Virginia Arlington (ThyCa Northern Virginia)
Norfolk
Richmond -- phone/e-mail support
Roanoke -- phone/e-mail support
Washington Seattle
Tacoma -- phone/e-mail support
Tri-Cities -- phone/e-mail support
Wisconsin Fox Cities -- phone/e-mail support
Madison
Manitowoc
Milwaukee

 

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This page was updated on September 2, 2015.

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