At Moffitt Cancer Center, we believe a strong thyroid cancer support community is vital to healing and recovery. Toward that end, we offer a variety of supportive care services. Whether you choose to attend an informal networking session, take part in an online discussion, chat over the phone with a peer advisor or meet one-on-one with an oncology social worker, you can receive the support you need at Moffitt.
In addition to our own supportive care services, you can also take advantage of a variety of educational resources, including:
Patient support organizations
A professionally led discussion group can serve as a welcome safe haven, providing a positive and affirming environment where you can communicate openly, overcome feelings of loneliness and connect with others who are facing similar situations. The following organizations sponsor thyroid cancer support groups and peer-matching programs, which pair volunteers who have gone through a thyroid cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery with patients who are just beginning their cancer journey:
- Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association (ThyCa)
- Light of Life Foundation
- Hormone Health Network
- American Cancer Society
Although thyroid cancer is relatively common, it is not well understood. For this reason, you might find it a bit challenging to locate reliable and up-to-date information about your diagnosis and treatment options. The following professional organizations are excellent resources, composed of specialists who are devoted to furthering the treatment of thyroid diseases through clinical excellence, education, scientific discovery and advocacy in a collaborative environment:
Another trustworthy source of thyroid cancer support and information is Clinical Thyroidology® for the Public. This collection summarizes recently published articles from medical literature that cover a wide range of thyroid conditions, including cancer.
If you’d like to receive thyroid cancer support from a specialist in the Endocrine Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center, you can request an appointment by calling 1-888-663-3488 or completing a new patient registration form. We do not require referrals.