ThyCa Washington, DC Support Group

Silver Spring, MD

Meets: ThyCa Washington, DC meets the third Saturday of each month from 10:30 AM to noon.

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 virtual meetings in place of their canceled meetings.

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.

ThyCa Washington, DC, holds FREE virtual meetings on the Zoom platform at our regular time, 10:30 am to noon Eastern Time. Members of our group or others are welcome. You will need the meeting ID and password to join us, please e-mail our group facilitators at for the ID, password, and instructions on how to join us from your computer, or telephone (audio only.) We will continue to meet online until the shelter-in-place order has been lifted and it is safe to meet again in person. We look forward to seeing you there.

Jan 18 Feb 15 Mar 21
Apr 18 May 16 Jun 20
Jul 18 Aug 15 Sep 19
Oct 17 Nov 21 Dec 19

Holy Cross Hospital
1500 Forest Glen Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Education Center, Rooms #2&3, 1st Floor of the main hospital.

Georgia Ave North exit off 495
Forest Glen Metro Station

Map to Holy Cross Hospital (provided by Google Maps®).

Contacts: Gary Bloom 301-943-5419
Cal Pierce

Other Notes:
Special Events: On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 23-25, 2020, you are cordially invited to the 23 International Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Virtual Conference. 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 FREE 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. Walk-in attendees are welcome.

Visit for further details and advanced registration information as it becomes available.
Other nearby ThyCa support groups:
  • Arlington, VA (ThyCa Northern Virginia -- phone/e-mail support)

Return to the Local Support Groups home page.

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 Jun 26, 2020.