Patient Support Overview
Support for patients, survivors and their families
Receiving a thyroid cancer diagnosis can be frightening – but we're here to help!
Become a member
When you join Thyroid Cancer Canada, you will receive an information package with publications and tools that will help you better understand thyroid cancer, what you might expect next, and what you can do to be an active partner in your medical care. These tools are also helpful for caregivers to better understand what their loved one is going through. Membership, and all of our publications, are free!
Stay up to date on thyroid cancer news and upcoming events
Join Thyroid Cancer Canada and we'll invite you to our free events. We'll let you know about other events in the community, new research findings, and TCC's organizational news. Our printed and online resources will let you know about our programs and you'll be able to read stories about others with a thyroid cancer experience.
Email and telephone support
You can contact us with questions about thyroid cancer by phone and email. Some of the topics that our staff and volunteers respond to are:
- questions about thyroid cancer
- information about how thyroid cancer is diagnosed
- questions about what to expect when you have surgery (thyroidectomy or neck dissection)
- questions about RAI treatment
- questions about the low-iodine diet
- and we can you to other sources of support & information if we can't help
We do our best to answer questions within 48 hours.
Phone: 416 487 8267
Connect with other patients through our Online Forum
Join or login to the Thyroid Cancer Canada Online Forum to connect with hundreds of patients from across Canada. You can post questions or simply read what other patients are saying about what it is like to get a diagnosis of thyroid cancer, have surgery, treatment and deal with the ‘new normal’ of life after thyroid cancer.
Ask a medical question
If you have a question that you would like to ask to a medical professional about thyroid cancer, you can submit it to our Medical Advisory Panel. We will post the response on our website, and through the Online Forum.