Support Groups

Our support groups are free and open to any and all survivors and their families and friends. In these groups, people share thyroid cancer information, their experiences with their thyroid cancer, and insights on how they are coping with thyroid cancer, and support.
Special Interest Support Groups

We are excited to announce that ThyCa now has special virtual interest support groups that meet regularly via Zoom or other online discussion tools. These groups are free and open to anyone affected by a situation related to the special interest. Our first group is the ThyCa RAI Resistant Support Group. These groups also provide support by phone and email. Click the group link below for more details.

Specialty GroupGroup Name
Radioactive Iodine RAI Resistant Support Group

Local Support Groups

Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, we are exercising an abundance of caution for the well-being of our support group members. As such, we are canceling all scheduled support group meetings for the foreseeable future. Having said this, some support groups are holding a a virtual meeting in place of their canceled meeting.

Groups holding virtual meetings are listed below with a picture of a telephone (picture of phone). Check those groups' web pages for details. You're welcome to participate in any virtual group meeting, even if you don't live near where that group meets.

Please take care of yourself. We suggest that you follow the precautions recommended by your local health agencies and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/


ThyCa support groups are free and open to any and all survivors and their families, students, etc. You may contact the facilitator identified on each page by email or telephone, or you can simply show up on the identified day! Friends and family are always welcome.

If you are interested in starting a support group in your area, please contact the ThyCa Support Group Coordinator at support-coord@thyca.org. Or you can do either of the following:

View our interactive Google® maps showing all ThyCa support groups:

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Please note: Our web site and free support services are for education and support. They are not for commercial use. You are welcome to contact ThyCa to learn more about thyroid cancer and to participate in our support groups and events. Please do not use ThyCa's email address links to send solicitations or marketing messages for businesses or fundraisers.

ThyCa Support Groups - State Contacts List

Note: Some groups do not hold regular meetings, but provide phone and/or email support. Their web pages also list other nearby groups, if any. 

State/Nation
City or Region
Alabama Columbus, GA -- phone/email support
Mobile -- phone/email support
Opelika -- phone/email support
Arizona Chandler (ThyCa East Valley -- phone/email support)
Phoenix -- phone/email support
picture of phone Tucson (ThyCa Southern Arizona)
Arkansas Benton -- phone/email support
The Bahamas Freeport
California Benicia (ThyCa Solano County -- phone/email support)
picture of phone Foster City (ThyCa Silicon Valley)
picture of phone Fresno
picture of phone Los Angeles (ThyCa N. LA County)
Modesto (ThyCa Central Valley -- phone/email support)
picture of phone Mountain View (ThyCa South Silicon Valley)
picture of phone Newport Beach (ThyCa Orange County)
picture of phone Redondo Beach (ThyCa South Bay)
picture of phone Sacramento (ThyCa Sacramento Valley)
San Bernardino -- phone/email support
San Diego -- phone/email support
San Luis Obispo (ThyCa Central Coast -- phone/email support)
picture of phone Santa Cruz
Colorado picture of phone Colorado Springs
picture of phone Denver
Glenwood Springs (ThyCa Western Slopes -- phone/email support)
Connecticut New Haven
Stratford (ThyCa Southern Connecticut -- phone/email support)
Waterbury
Dist. of Columbia picture of phone Washington (ThyCa Silver Spring, MD)
Florida Fort Myers (ThyCa Suncoast -- phone/email support)
Hollywood (ThyCa S. Broward County -- phone/email support)
Melbourne (ThyCa Space Coast South -- phone/email support)
Miami (Spanish and English -- phone/email support)
North Miami Beach (ThyCa North Miami Dade -- phone/email support)
Orlando -- phone/email support
Sarasota-Manatee -- phone/email support
picture of phone Tampa
picture of phone South Florida (ThyCa Tri-counties)
Georgia picture of phone Atlanta
Columbus -- phone/email support
Opelika, AL -- phone/email support
Greece Athens -- phone/email support
Patras
-- phone/email support
Hawaii Wailuku (ThyCa Maui -- email support only)
Honduras Tegucigalpa (ThyCa AHCAT Honduras)
Idaho Boise
Hayden
(Northern Idaho & Spokane-- phone/email support)
Illinois Chicago
Indiana Evansville -- phone/email support
Lawrenceburg (ThyCa Eastern Indiana -- phone/email support)
South Bend -- phone/email support
Iowa Cedar Rapids Corridor -- phone/email support
Des Moines (ThyCa Central Iowa -- phone/email support)
Waterloo -- phone/email support
Ireland Dublin (ThyCa Ireland -- phone/email support)
Kansas Coffeyville -- (ThyCa Southeast Kansas -- phone/email support)
Kansas City, MO (ThyCa KANMO)
North Kansas City, MO
Kentucky Latonia (ThyCa Northern Kentucky -- phone/email support)
Lexington -- phone/email support
Louisville -- phone/email support
Pikeville -- phone/email support
Kenya Nairobi
Maine Falmouth -- phone/email support
Scarborough -- phone/email/Skype support
Maryland picture of phone Baltimore
picture of phone Silver Spring (Washington, DC)
Massachusetts picture of phone Boston
Brockton -- phone/email/text message support
New Bedford (ThyCa Southeast Massachusetts)
Michigan Ann Arbor (ThyCa SE Michigan -- phone/email support)
Charlevoix -- phone/email support
picture of phone Troy
Minnesota St. Paul (ThyCa Twin Cities)
Mississippi Tupelo
Missouri Kansas City (ThyCa KANMO)
North Kansas City
picture of phone St. Louis
Nebraska Lincoln
Nevada Reno -- phone/email support
New Hampshire Nashua
New Jersey picture of phone Neptune (ThyCa Jersey Shore University Medical Center)
Trenton (ThyCa Central Jersey -- phone/email support)
picture of phone Vineland (ThyCa Southern Jersey)
picture of phone Wood-Ridge (ThyCa Bergen County) 
New York Bronx -- email support only
picture of phone Buffalo (ThyCa Western New York)
Latham (ThyCa Hudson-Mohawk -- phone/email support)
Liverpool (ThyCa Syracuse)
picture of phone Manhasset (ThyCa Long Island)
picture of phone Manhattan
Rochester -- phone/email support
Troy (ThyCa Otsego County -- phone/email support)
North Carolina Concord -- phone/email support
Greensboro (ThyCa Piedmont -- email support)
picture of phone Raleigh
Wilmington -- phone/email support 
Ohio Canton -- phone/email support
Cincinnati -- phone/email support
picture of phone Strongsville (ThyCa Cleveland)
Columbus
picture of phone Toledo
Oklahoma Oklahoma City
Tulsa -- phone/email support
Oregon Bend
Portland
 -- phone/email support
Tri-Cities, WA -- phone/e-mail support
Pennsylvania picture of phone Bethlehem (ThyCa Greater Lehigh Valley)
picture of phone Hershey
picture of phone NW Philadelphia (ThyCa NW Philly)
Pittsburgh -- phone/email support
picture of phone Southampton (ThyCa Bucks County)
South Carolina Myrtle Beach -- phone/email support
Tennessee Memphis -- email support only
Nashville
 -- phone/email support
Texas Brownsville (ThyCa Cameron County)
picture of phone Dallas
Houston -- email support only
United Kingdom Brentwood (ThyCa Essex -- phone/email support)
Utah Salt Lake City -- phone/email support
Vermont Northern Vermont -- phone/email support
Virginia Arlington (ThyCa Northern Virginia -- phone/email support)
Norfolk
Richmond -- phone/email support
Williamsburg -- phone/email support
Washington Hayden, ID (Northern Idaho & Spokane -- phone/email support)
picture of phone Seattle
picture of phone Vancouver
Wisconsin Fox Cities -- phone/email support
picture of phone Madison
Manitowoc
Milwaukee -- phone/email support

 

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This page was updated on April 27, 2021.

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