6th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors¡¯ Conference will
take place October 24-26, 2003, at the Wyndham Greenspoint
Hotel, 12400 Greenspoint Drive, Houston, Texas. The national
voluntary nonprofit organization ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer
Survivors¡¯ Association, Inc. <www.thyca.org> is the
educational and supportive conference offers more than 50
sessions for people with every type of thyroid cancer,
including papillary, follicular, medullary, anaplastic, and
variants. Presentations and roundtables are designed for
people being tested for possible thyroid cancer, those newly
diagnosed with thyroid cancer and in their early years
following treatment, survivors of many years, and their family
members and friends.
surgeons, nuclear medicine physicians, a pathologist, and a
palliative care physician will address issues ranging from
diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up testing to research
advances and future trends in thyroid cancer care.
An informal, give-and-take format will give
participants the chance for in-depth discussion of issues
related to thyroid cancer care.
Workshops led by mental health
professionals, attorneys, other
specialists, long-term survivors, and caregivers
will focus on quality of life, well-being, health insurance
and employment issues, caregivers¡¯ needs, and the
perspectives of long-term thyroid cancer survivors.
material and conference details are available on ThyCa¡¯s web
site. For more information about the conference and about
ThyCa's free year-round support and education services, e-mail
call toll-free 1-877-588-7904, or visit the web site at
more information about Thyroid Cancer, please visit the Thyroid
Cancer Directory of the Cancer