ThyCa Long Island, NY Support Group

Manhasset, NY

Meets: ThyCa Long Island meets the second Sunday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.  Please call to confirm meetings, especially if you drive a long distance.

See Special Events below for information about upcoming guest speakers.

Jan 11 Feb 8 Mar 8
Apr 12 May 10 Jun 14
Jul 12 Aug 9 Sep 13
Oct 11 Nov 8 Dec None

Location: North Shore University Hospital
Tower Pavilion, first floor, TCR #3 next to Rust Auditorium
300 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY

Parking at the hospital is $3.00.
Free parking is available up the hill at Ambulatory Parking. 

Directions: Map to North Shore University Hospital (provided by Mapquest®).

Contacts: Abby Melendez 516-608-5113

Other Notes:
Special Events: The guest speaker at our October 11 meeting will be Dr. Robert Garfinkel, a chiropractor from Bellmore, Long Island. He will discuss the effects on the cervical spine before, during, and after a thyroidectomy and the relationship it has on the person's nerves and organs. Afterwards, Dr. Garfinkel will be happy to answer any questions.

The guest speaker at our November 8 meeting will be David Myssiorek, MD, otolaryngologist from New York University Clinical Cancer Center.

On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 2-4, 2015, you are cordially invited to the 18th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference, at the Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel in St. Louis, MO, USA.  This event is sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.

Dozens of leading thyroid cancer specialists from around the country will speak and answer questions about thyroid cancer care and research.  The weekend also features speakers and roundtables on skills for coping with thyroid cancer.  This educational and supportive conference is for people at all phases of testing, treatment, and follow-up for thyroid cancer, as well as caregivers, friends, health care professionals, and anyone interested in thyroid cancer. Scholarships to cover the registration fee are available on request.  Walk-in attendees are welcome.

Visit for further details and advanced registration information.

Other nearby ThyCa support groups:
  • Neptune, NJ (ThyCa Jersey Shore University Medical Center)

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Nothing discussed at a support group should be considered as a replacement for a doctor's care. We do not give medical advice. We do share support and our own experiences. We are each ultimately responsible for our own care.

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This page was updated on Sep 13, 2015.