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New Pill Cases from ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association Help Patients and Support Awareness, Services, and Research

05/2007

Three-Packs Include Two 7-Day Cases Plus a Pocket Case

Thyroid cancer patients, who range from young children through seniors, take a dose of levothyroxine, thyroid hormone replacement, every day for their lifetimes.

To help patients keep track of their daily pills, while raising awareness of thyroid cancer and the availability of free support services and education, ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. (www.thyca.org) is pleased to offer a handy three-pack of pill cases. Each package includes two seven-day pill cases with large lettering for each day of the week, plus a compact pocket pill case.

The packages of three pill cases are available for $5, and the proceeds benefit ThyCa's outreach, support services, and thyroid cancer research grants. People who join ThyCa as lifetime members receive the package of pill cases at no charge.

With each order or membership, ThyCa also includes free thyroid cancer awareness brochures and plastic wallet cards listing ThyCa's free services and contact information. ThyCa’s web site has photos of the pill cases, wristbands, pins, and other thyroid cancer awareness items, plus the order form.

"We heard many people ask for something to help remember their pills, and we’re here to help," said Leah Guljord, ThyCa Spirit Items Coordinator and thyroid cancer survivor of West Melbourne, Florida.

"ThyCa raises awareness year-round to increase early detection, because thyroid cancer is usually treatable when found early. We encourage everyone to ask their doctor for a neck check," said Gary Bloom, ThyCa Board Chair and thyroid cancer survivor of Olney, Maryland.

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., is a national nonprofit organization of thyroid cancer survivors, families, and health care professionals. ThyCa’s free support services to cancer patients, their families, friends, and caregivers, includes a network of more than 60 support groups, one-to-one support matched by diagnosis, an award-winning educational Web site (www.thyca.org) providing more than 600 pages about thyroid cancer, free educational materials, and a free downloadable low-iodine cookbook.

ThyCa also sponsors Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month each September, as well as the only annual conference for thyroid cancer patients, families, and friends—to be held October 19-21, 2007, in San Francisco, California—featuring top physicians in the field.

For more information visit www.thyca.org call toll-free 877-588-7904, or e-mail thyca@thyca.org.


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