Survivorsí Capital Area Workshop Saturday, April 27
On April 27, thyroid cancer survivors and family members will meet
from 9 to 3 for a daylong workshop at Inova Health Systemís Life
with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper Street, Merrifield, Virginia.
The Center has free parking and is near the Beltway I-495 and Route
29, Lee Highway.
This free workshop brings an opportunity to meet other survivors
and families, hear presentations by physician specialists, and learn
and share about thyroid cancer care.
The four physicians who will lead sessions and answer questions
include Lisa M. Boyle, M.D., surgeon at the Washington Hospital
Center, Washington, D.C.; Frank R. Crantz, M.D., endocrinologist
in Alexandria, Virginia; Yolanda Oertel, M.D., pathologist and Director
of the Fine Needle Aspiration Service at the Cancer Institute of
the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.; and Matthew D.
Ringel, M.D., endocrinologist at the Washington Hospital Center,
Topics include Ask an Endocrinologist, Ask a Surgeon, Diagnostic
Issues, What You Need to Know If Youíre New to Thyroid Cancer, Low
Iodine Diet, Thyrogen, Radioiodine Therapy, Communicating with Health
Care Professionals, Communicating with Your Children and Families,
Survivor and Caregiver Roundtables.
Registration for the workshop is onsite. Transportation directions
are on the ThyCa web site in the Conferences/Workshops section.
This workshop is sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivorsí Association,
Inc., and hosted by volunteers from the four thyroid cancer
support groups serving DC, Maryland, and Virginia. ThyCa is an all-volunteer
nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization of thyroid cancer survivors, family
members, and health care professionals.
ThyCaís other free services and resources include seven e-mail support
groups, local support groups in 24 states, a person-to-person network,
an award-winning educational web site that receives more than 50,000
visits each month, a survivorsí toll-free telephone number, a free
downloadable low-iodine cookbook, and a free online newsletter.
ThyCa also sponsors Thyroid Cancer Awareness Week in September and
the Fifth Annual Thyroid Cancer Survivorsí Conterence, which takes
place October 11-13 in Los Angeles, California.
For more information about the April 27 workshop, e-mail to email@example.com
or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
ThyCaís web site