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ThyCa NEWS NOTES
December 2009 - January 2010
News from ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc.
ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. is pleased to announce our newest e-mail support group, designed for young adults coping with thyroid cancer.
The ThyCa Young Adults Support Group is now active. The moderators of this new group are ThyCa volunteers Julia McGuire and Trish Schwarz. Thank you, Julia and Trish!
This group’s goal is provide a support forum for young adults dealing with thyroid cancer, as well as for their caregivers.
ThyCa also sponsors 10 other e-mail support group discussion lists. Each is for a different type of thyroid cancer, or situation with thyroid cancer. The groups are all free.
here to find out how to join a group:
How many quarters will it take to offer hope for a cure of thyroid cancer?
Please join us in keeping that hope alive by collecting quarters (that’s right, just 25 cents) that will further research of our disease. Together, our quarters can really make a difference!
A quarter a week translates to $13 a year. If we all participate and invite family and friends to join in, we will raise a very sizable amount to support additional research grants.
Presently, we have a research fund that includes Papillary, Follicular, Anaplastic Thyroid Cancers and variants, and a separate Research Fund for Medullary Thyroid Cancer.
ThyCa is proud to:
What a difference a quarter can make. Every single quarter goes directly to thyroid cancer research. Please join in and send a check in lieu of heavy quarters, to:
Or donate online.
Please designate your Research Fund of choice. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
Quarters = Research Research = Hope for a Cure
Thyroid cancer patients with all types of thyroid cancer are invited and encouraged to take part in three different surveys on thyroid cancer management and patients’ experiences.
The surveys were developed by ThyCa Medical Advisors. Each survey takes just a few minutes to complete. This is a chance for all of us to impact our care going forward.
You can see the different surveys as well as get to all of them by going to the ThyCa web site. Select the survey link at the top right of the web site home page. Or go directly to this web page:www.thyca.org/surveys.htm
Please complete the surveys as soon as possible. Thank you for your participation.
It’s quick and easy to sign up to receive our free online newsletter, as well as announcements of ThyCa events, news about recent developments in thyroid cancer management, and more. It’s a great way to stay connected to the thyroid cancer community, and to stay up to date on changes in treatments and testing methods, especially if you’re a long-term survivor.
If you move, or change your e-mail address or phone number, you can also use the Guestbook to let us know. Just check the “update” box on the form, and we’ll be able to maintain our connection. Stay connected. Help strengthen the voice of thyroid cancer survivors … it will help us be heard.
Just fill out our Guestbook form.
To protect each person’s privacy, the mailing list is for the sole use of ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc., and its affiliates. ThyCa does not ever sell, share, or give away any contact information.
Funds Raised Will Provide Education, Support, Resources and Research To Benefit Those with the Most Common Endocrine Cancer
ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association has again been accepted into the world's largest workplace giving campaign.
Federal civilian, postal, and military employees are able to choose ThyCa as a recipient of their workplace donations through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). This federal employees’ charitable giving campaign raises millions of dollars each year for thousands of nonprofits providing health and human services throughout the world.
I am no doubt, one of MANY grateful thyroid cancer survivors who is pleased to know that there is a place that I can access information about Thyroid Cancer!
I was diagnosed and had a total thyroidectomy in 1997 and did not know of any resource center! I had no idea who to talk to or where to look for reliable information! To be true, I initially didn't even want to know anything! I was sure if I just pretended there wasn't anything to worry about....it would all be good and I'd be okay.
I've just been looking for more and more info over the past several years! Mostly, I have questions about metastases rates/risks etc...Can't get enough information now!
Just learned about some things on your website (in your end of year letter!) that I didn't know and will be checking out the chat/communication sites.
Again, thank you all for hard work and dedicated commitment to this much needed support network!
Recipe of the Month
Apple-Smothered Pork Chops
6 pork chops,
Brown seasoned chops in oil. Remove from skillet. Stir in flour, then water, vinegar, raisins. Cook and stir to thicken. Arrange chops in casserole. Top with apples. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Pour raisin mix over.
Bake covered 350° about an hour.
Thank you, Dian! We’ll include this recipe in the next edition of the FREE Downloadable Low-Iodine Cookbook.
Download the 6th edition of the Low-Iodine Cookbook for free, with more than 250 favorite recipes from more than 100 generous volunteers. The Cookbook is also available in Spanish and in French:. Please remember, while you’re welcome to download and print the entire free low-iodine cookbook, you can also print just the pages you need.
This free cookbook is a wonderful help when you’re preparing to receive radioactive iodine for treatment or testing. All the recipes are the favorites of some of our ThyCa volunteers, who are sharing them with everyone, to make the low-iodine diet easy and tasty. The recipes are also great for family meals and for potlucks, any time.
If you’d like to contribute your favorite recipe or tip to the cookbook’s next edition, send it to email@example.com.
Help us sustain, strengthen, and extend our services. We invite you to join ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc.
Your membership dues will support ThyCa's efforts to reach and serve other survivors and their families around the world. You may join as a 1-year member ($25), 2-year member ($45), or lifetime member ($225). Click here for our secure online Membership form and our mailed Membership form
We believe that no one should have to be alone when facing thyroid cancer.
Our free support services are offered with this as our main goal. We thank everyone for giving your time and talents to making possible our free services, publications, and events.
We’re grateful to you for reaching out to others worldwide, to help connect them with ThyCa’s many free support services and educational resources.
Every day, thousands of people with thyroid cancer, and their families, receive support, education, and hope from ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.
Every day, numerous people distribute ThyCa outreach materials to their physicians, making them aware of a resource that can benefit their patients dealing with a thyroid cancer diagnosis.
Your generous support is what makes it possible to sustain, strengthen, and expand our services and outreach. It only takes a minute to make a secure donation online in support of ThyCa's work (or you are welcome to donate by mail), so click here to give: (www.thyca.org/donations.htm)
If you have questions about thyroid cancer, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll answer your question in an upcoming newsletter as well as adding to our web site content.
Thank you to our writing, editing, and proofreading team for this issue of the newsletter: Dian Belanger, Brenda-Lee B., Joni Eskenazi, Leah Guljord, Pat Paillard, Barbara Statas, Cherry Wunderlich, and Gary Bloom.
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ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (tax ID #52-2169434) of thyroid cancer survivors, family members, and health care professionals.
We are dedicated to support, education, and communication for thyroid cancer survivors, their families, and friends, as well as to public awareness for early detection, treatment, and lifetime health monitoring, and to thyroid cancer research fundraising and research grants.
Contact us for free awareness materials and information about our free services and special events. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call 1-877-588-7904, fax 1-630-604-6078, write PO Box 1102, Olney, MD 20830-1102, or visit the website.