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New Thyroid Cancer PSA Raises Awareness of Neck Checks, Support Services, Education, and Research


All are invited to support services and research for thyroid cancer—the fastest increasing cancer diagnosis in the U.S. in recent decades 

February 4, 2016 – NEW YORK –Today, on World Cancer Day, non-profit ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. (ThyCa) is launching a public service announcement and awareness campaign: encourage your loved ones to get a neck check. The campaign, produced by online media personality Tara Johnson, host of Words, Wine and Women (WWW), features all of the hosts of WWW and encourages everyone to get a neck check at their next doctor appointment. 

The new PSA is available here and by visiting ThyCa’s YouTube channel. For more information about thyroid cancer, please visit the ThyCa website

“ThyCa is dedicated to providing free educational materials and resources to anyone affected or impacted by thyroid cancer worldwide. We also fund thyroid cancer research to support the efforts to find cures for this fast-increasing disease. Greater awareness about thyroid cancer can help people live healthier and longer lives,” said Gary Bloom, ThyCa Executive Director and thyroid cancer survivor. 

Everyone taking part in the campaign is encouraged to post on social media after getting a neck check with the hashtag #ThyCaNeckCheck, and encourage others to participate. ThyCa can be found on Facebook, Instagram @ThyCaInc, or Twitter @ThyCaInc.  

About ThyCa

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc., begun in 1995, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of thyroid cancer survivors, family members, and health care professionals dedicated to support, education, and communication, as well as thyroid cancer research fundraising and research grants. ThyCa sponsors Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month plus year-round awareness activities. For more information, visit, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter

About Words, Wine and Women

Words, Wine and Women™ is an exciting series about women empowerment that offers a unique look into the world of today’s woman. When you put five dynamic females together, you’re sure to get some pretty unforgettable conversations. We talk about controversial and sensitive subjects, and the things that matter most to the modern woman. For more information, visit, or follow Words, Wine and Women on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.