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Thyroid Cancer Support

For people who are living with thyroid cancer, support from a variety of sources can help them cope with practical and emotional challenges associated with the disease. Some people find thyroid cancer support groups to be helpful. Other potential sources of support for people with thyroid cancer include members of the healthcare team, social workers, counselors, and members of the clergy.

Thyroid Cancer Support: An Introduction

Living with thyroid cancer is not easy. Some people find that they need help coping with the emotional and practical aspects of the disease.
 

Thyroid Cancer Support Groups

Some people with thyroid cancer find thyroid cancer support groups to be helpful. In these groups, patients or their family members get together to share what they have learned about coping with the disease and the effects of thyroid cancer treatment. Thyroid cancer support groups may offer support in person, over the telephone, or on the Internet.
 

Thyroid Cancer Support From Healthcare Providers

People with thyroid cancer may worry about:
 
  • Caring for their families
  • Keeping their jobs
  • Continuing daily activities
  • Thyroid cancer treatments
  • Managing side effects, hospital stays, and medical bills.
 
Doctors, nurses, and other members of the healthcare team can answer thyroid cancer questions about treatment, working, or other activities.
 

Thyroid Cancer Support From Other Sources

Meeting with a social worker, counselor, or member of the clergy can be helpful to those who want to talk about their feelings or discuss their concerns. Often, a social worker can suggest resources for financial aid, transportation, home care, or emotional support.
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