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Other health organizations for physician referral and helpful information

American Thyroid Association (ATA)  

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)  

American Association of Endocrine Surgeons  

The Endocrine Society  

The Hormone Foundation  

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Associations (AARDA)

The Mayo Clinic - Health Information  

The Cleveland Clinic - Health Information

EUGOGO - European Group on Graves' Orbitopathy

International Thyroid Eye Disease Society

International Thyroid Patient Groups

Thyroid Federation International

The Thyroid Federation International (TFI) was established in Toronto in 1995, and is now registered in Sweden. This group is a network of patient support organizations from many countries, including Europe, North and South America, Australia, and Japan.  Click here for a full listing of members.

Thyroid Cancer:

  • The Light of Life Foundation 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. To contact the Light of Life Foundation or Joan Shey, visit their website: Click here.
  • ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, a national non-profit 501 C(3) for thyroid cancer survivors, family members, and healthcare professionals. They are dedicated to support, education, and communication for thyroid cancer survivors, their families and friends. For more information from ThyCa, visit their website: Click here.

Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF), a national non-profit organization that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability relative to their diagnosis of life threatening or debilitating diseases. Visit their website: Patient Advocate Foundation.


National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH News - Individuals who want to participate in research studies now can connect online with researchers nationwide through the first disease-neutral, volunteer recruitment registry. More details >>

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