ThyCa NW Philly Support Group

Lafayette Hill, PA

Meets: ThyCa NW Philly tentatively meets on the dates shown below from 10:30 AM to noon except July and August.

Note: See Special Events below for information about an educational event recognizing Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month.

Jan 9 Feb 6 Mar 5
Apr 2 May 14 Jun 11
Jul None Aug None Sep 10
Oct 8 Nov 12 Dec 3

Location: St. Jude and the Nativity Church
203 Germantown Pike,
Lafayette Hill, PA  19444

Directions: Map to St. Jude and the Nativity Church (Provided by Mapquest®)
Contacts: Pat Paillard

Other Notes:
Special Events: Do you know how important your thyroid, a little butterfly-shaped gland, is? What does it do; what can go wrong with it; what would you do without it?

In recognition of Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, the ThyCa NW Philly Support Group will have a free presentation on September 8, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to about noon at the Center on the Hill at the First Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill next door to the Chestnut Hill Hospital. Our members will be there to help answer these and other questions. Bring your questions and a friend. The church is at 8855 Germantown Avenue in Philladelphia. Map to the church (Provided by Google Maps®).
On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 21-23, 2016, you are cordially invited to the 19th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference, at the LAX Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA, USA.  This event is sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.

Dozens of leading thyroid cancer specialists from around the country will speak and answer questions about thyroid cancer care and research.  The weekend also features speakers and roundtables on skills for coping with thyroid cancer.  This educational and supportive conference is for people at all phases of testing, treatment, and follow-up for thyroid cancer, as well as caregivers, friends, health care professionals, and anyone interested in thyroid cancer. Scholarships to cover the registration fee are available on request.  Walk-in attendees are welcome.

Visit for further details and advanced registration information.

Other nearby ThyCa support groups:
  • Neptune, NJ (ThyCa Jersey Shore University Medical Center)
  • Trenton, NJ (ThyCa Central Jersey -- phone/e-mail support)

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Nothing discussed at a support group should be considered as a replacement for a doctor's care. We do not give medical advice. We do share support and our own experiences. We are each ultimately responsible for our own care.

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This page was updated on Jul 18, 2016.