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Survivors Organize World's First Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association
Thyroid cancer (thyca) represents only one percent of all cancer diagnosed in the United States each year. Most survivors of this uncommon cancer have never met another survivor. That is changing. By the end of this year, a group of American and Canadian survivors will have completed incorporating the world's first survivors' organization. It will be called ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association. The ThyCa Board of Directors hopes to have completed incorporating as a non-profit association by the time of the second annual thyroid cancer conference, scheduled for October 22-24, 1999, in Massachusetts. Details about the association, the next conference and other survivors' services are available on the Internet at http://www.thyca.org. Information about the conference, ThyCa '99, is available by writing email@example.com.
past three years," says Ric Blake, the ThyCa Steering Committee's
Corresponding Secretary, "physicians and thyca survivors have
more than 80 survivors from the United States and Canada came together
for the world's first survivors' conference. During that weekend,
we organized a steering committee dedicated to creating a non-profit
association. By the time of our next conference, ThyCa '99, which
Anyone who wants
more information about ThyCa can go to the Association's web page
at http://www.thyca.org or contact Ric Blake, ThyCa
Thyroid Cancer represents only one percent of all cancer diagnosed in the United States each year.