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ThyCa Invites You To Help Raise Awareness for Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month
ThyCa Volunteers Urge Everyone To Ask for a Neck Check for Early Detection
Thyroid cancer is one of the few cancers that has increased in incidence over the past several years. It will be diagnosed in a new record total of 33,550 people in the United States in 2007.
This is one of many reasons why ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. sponsors Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. September will highlight the year-round activities of ThyCa volunteers to:
ThyCa encourages everyone to ask for a neck check the next time they visit their doctor. Signs to discuss with the physician include a lump or fullness in the neck, lymph node swelling, difficulty breathing or swallowing, or voice changes. A neck check can be done quickly. Most thyroid cancer is treatable if found early, but some types are aggressive and difficult to treat.
ThyCa’s web site has more than 600 pages of information about all types of thyroid cancer, diagnosis, treatment, research, clinical trials, questions to ask your doctor, local support groups, e-mail support groups, a calendar of coming events, the Rally for Research, and the 10th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference, to be held this year on October 19-21, 2007, near San Francisco, California.
Web site visitors can also download ThyCa's free publications, including the newly published 6th edition of the Low Iodine Cookbook, as well as fact sheets and online newsletters.
In addition, ThyCa's web site has a section titled Raise Awareness with downloadable flyers entitled, “Find It Early” and “Know the Signs”, a fact sheet titled "About Thyroid Cancer”, and additional publications.
Free wallet cards and free awareness brochures featuring actor and thyroid cancer survivor, Catherine Bell, co-star of the hit TV series J.A.G., are also available.
ThyCa invites everyone interested to help with thyroid cancer awareness efforts in their communities. Among the activities and events during September:
For information and free materials about thyroid cancer, ThyCa's free support services, and the conference, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, call toll free 1-877-588-7904, fax to 1-630-604-6078, write to PO Box 1545, New York, NY 10159-1545, or visit www.thyca.org.