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Thyroid cancer organisations

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This page gives information about organisations and websites that help and support people with thyroid cancer. There is information about


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The websites listed on this page are valuable sources of detailed information about cancer. They may use more technical terms, longer pages and fewer images than our website. You can find details about general cancer support organisations on our general cancer organisations page. We have information about counselling organisations in the counselling section.


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Specific thyroid cancer organisations and sites

British Thyroid Foundation
2nd Floor, 3 Devonshire Place

Phone: 01423 709707 or 709448

This is a support network for people with thyroid disease. They produce a quarterly newsletter and have a selection of leaflets. It costs £20 to join or £10 if you are on a low income (£17 or £8.50 if you pay by standing order). You can download an application form from their website.

Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust
PO Box 205
Rowlands Gill
Tyne & Wear
NE39 2WX

Phone: 01207 545469 (Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm)

This thyroid cancer support group was originally based in the north east of England, but is now a UK wide organisation. It offers information, support and encouragement for people with thyroid cancer. You can talk to others with thyroid cancer through their helpline, by email and telephone contact, or by arranging for a buddy to help you through the treatment process.

Hypoparathyroidism UK
6 The Meads
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 4DF

Phone: 01342 316315

Hypoparathyroidism UK offers support for people with hypoparathyroidism. This can be caused by thyroid surgery and can make it difficult for your body to maintain a normal level of calcium in the blood. They can provide information and have an online forum. Membership to Hypoparathyroidism UK is free.

National Cancer Institute
This is the American National Cancer Institute's patient information on thyroid cancer. It is detailed and comprehensive but there are no images.


Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association
An American organisation of people who have recovered from thyroid cancer. They have an email support network with a number of different discussion groups. The website also has a lot of information about thyroid cancer, although much of it is taken from the NCI thyroid cancer information (see above).



General support organisations and sites

Macmillan Cancer Support
Head Office
89 Albert Embankment

Macmillan CancerLine: 0808 808 0000 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 8pm; information available in other languages)
Textphone: 0808 808 0121

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. They provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. They provide booklets on cancer and treatments and run a helpline providing cancer information and benefits advice.

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Updated: 17 December 2014