Useful Websites for Thyroid Cancer
ThyroidChange values websites that support the individual thyroid patient. The sites listed here were chosen based on the information provided on them. If there is a resource that you would like us to consider for listing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line,“WEBSITE RESOURCE”.
American Thyroid Association (www.thyroid.org/patients) Patient resource pages are designed to provide up-to-date information for thyroid patients, their families and other interested public communities. The American Thyroid Association is dedicated to serving as an educational resource for the public by supporting thyroid research and promoting the prevention, treatment and cure of thyroid-related diseases and thyroid cancer.
About.com Thyroid Disease (http://thyroid.about.com) This website has a wealth of information on hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, as well as related illnesses. Mary Shomon write articles that are easy to read, making complex issues easy to understand.
Everyday Health: Thyroid Conditions (www.everydayhealth.com/thyroid-cancer/thyroid-cancer-basics.aspx) This site has complete information on thyroid cancer, treatments, risk factors, and on, and on. Check out this comprehensive source of information.
Light of Life Foundation (www.checkyourneck.com) was established in the spring of 1997 by Joan Shey, a patient herself. The mission of the foundation (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) is to improve the quality of life of thyroid cancer patients through continual education of the lay public and the medical community, and by promoting research and development to improve thyroid cancer care.
LIVESTRONG (www.livestrong.com/thyroid) Originally intended as a cancer education and support forum, this site has become a resource for articles on all sorts of health issues including those related to thyroid dysfunction. It is an excellent source of credible information and support.
Mayo Clinic (www.mayoclinic.com) This website has more than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers from Mayo Clinic share their expertise to empower you to manage your health creating an extensive resource of credible medical information.
Natural Thyroid Choices (www.naturalthyroidchoices.com). Healing from thyroid cancer naturally. This site is dedicated to providing information about thyroid conditions and the natural alternatives available for improving them. The main focus is on thyroid cancer and hypothyroidism.
Patient.co.uk (www.patient.co.uk) Patient.co.uk offers comprehensive health information as provided by GPs and nurses to patients during consultations. Also, provides information on treatment options and other diseases such as diabetes.
Penn Medicine – Abramson Cancer Center (www.penncancer.org) This resource shares “The Focus On Thyroid Cancer Conference” (a full day designed to address the personal and medical issues facing those with thyroid cancer; including those in treatment, survivors, their loved ones, and caregivers). Get information on the latest advances in thyroid cancer risk, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, symptom management and psychosocial issues; as well as the opportunity to network and gain support from other thyroid cancer survivors.
Stevie JoEllie’s Cancer Care Fund (www.sjccfthynet.org) This organization is a 100% volunteer led public charity with a mission to promote thyroid cancer awareness, access to care and free supportive services to and for thyroid cancer patients and survivors nationwide. This site is highly informative and discusses the emotional and physical implications of thyroid cancer.
Surviving Thyroid Cancer (www.thyroidcancer.org.uk) This website has been created for your interest by by Ruth Presswood (nee Fawcett). It is by no means medically endorsed or scientific. It is merely an account of what happened to me and how it made me feel, both physically and emotionally.
ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. (http://thyca.org) This website has been created and is maintained by thyroid cancer survivors. Current information about thyroid cancer and support services available to people at any stage of testing, treatment, or lifelong monitoring for thyroid cancer, as well as their caregivers is found on ThyCa’s site.
Thyroid-cancer.net (www.thyroid-cancer.net) From the John Hopkins Thyroid Tumor Center, this website has lots of information and research on various topics such as the thyroid, thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer diagnosis, treatments, medications, innovations, and specialists.
Thyroid Disease Manager (www.thyroidmanager.org) This resource offers an up-to-date analysis of thyrotoxicosis, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodules and cancer, thyroiditis, and all aspects of human thyroid disease and thyroid physiology. It provides physicians, researchers, and trainees (as well as patients) around the world with an authoritative, current, complete, objective, FREE, and down-loadable source on the thyroid.