Thyroid Cancer Resource Guide

In Cancer by Paul Martin5 Comments

ThyCa Magnet RibbonSo, my sister has Thyroid Cancer.  I’m currently awaiting a phone call with the results of the surgery that is going on right now, but I thought I would create a resource guide to places to learn about it online.  There were a lot of things that I didn’t know about with regard to thyroid cancer.

From what I understand, and based on what friends have commented, this is the best form of cancer that she could have gotten, as it is easily treatable.

It turns out that there are many resources available online.  After I twittered about this, someone who blogged about his own journey with Thyroid Cancer contacted me with his link, to help out.  Thyroid Cancer patients seem to have a camaraderie online, which is great.

Thyroid Cancer Blog – This is the blog of the man that had contacted me.  It’s detailed without being overly graphic.  In fact, it has pictures of a sleeping puppy on many of the pages.  It’s well put together, and even includes a community forum.

ThyCa – Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association – With lots of information and resources for survivors as well as newly diagnosed patients, this is a terrific resource.

MedicineNet: Thyroid Cancer – Questions and Answers about Thyroid Cancer.

American Thyroid Association – The ATA is the leading organization focused on thyroid biology and the prevention and treatment of thyroid disorders through excellence and innovation in research, clinical care, education, and public health.

Mayo Clinic: Thyroid Cancer – Information and Resources

National Cancer Institute: Thyroid Cancer – Information about Thyroid Cancer, including up-to-date statitistics and facts about the cancer.  They also have a section on Thyroid Cancer Treatment that you may find helpful.

EndocrineWeb: Thyroid Cancer – A very useful website that includes information on all forms of Thyroid Cancer, and goes in-depth on all of them as well.

Types of Thyroid Cancer

There are four types of thyroid cancer, and some are more common than others.

-via endocrineweb

Do you have any other resources, or stories about Thyroid Cancer in your life?  Feel free to comment below!

Update: My sister’s surgery lasted twice as long as the longest estimate of an hour and a half.  Turned out to be a bigger tumor than initially thought.  She’s home now, recovering from the surgery, and will still have the same work done later on.

Paul Martin

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Comments

  1. Tara

    hey.
    my sister just told me today she has tyroid cancer too.
    I was very upset, I couldn’t stop crying.
    Whether this is a very curable cancer or not, its still cancer, I’m glad to know there are people out there who know the situation.

    1. Paul Martin Author
      Paul Martin

      Yeah, my sister’s was actually much further along than they thought. The doctor that she had was a wonderful doctor though, and he managed to get everything out of her. She’s recovering well from the surgery and has a new lease on life! You’re not alone, Tara!

  2. Jeanette

    Thank you so much for posting these links! My best friend was just diagnosed today with Thyroid Cancer and I have been looking for all the information I can find! These sites are perfect without being overwhelming…thanks again! And I am so glad to hear that your sister is doing well!

  3. Digna Umadac

    I am a surviving thryroid cancer patient and was glad to say that I got the best care and surgeon. It was a very scary experience no matter what they say that it is the most curable cancer. It is still cancer and what bothers me most out of the experience was the complication after the surgery. I had lost my voice and wont be able to eat solid for a month due to some complication on my voce box.

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