Thyroid Cancer Patient Stories

Some of the Thyroid Cancer patients have contributed accounts of their experiences for sharing with you in the hope that they will be of some help.


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We receive no government funding for our research. Our life-saving work relies on the money we raise


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National Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer Tissue bank (iNATT)
The main thrust of our fund raising efforts is directed to provide financial help to establish and maintain this tissue bank to enable research into Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer.


Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer is a rare type of cancer that affects the thyroid gland, a small gland at the base of the neck.  The most common symptom of thyroid cancer is a painless lump or swelling that develops in your neck.


Patient Information leaflets

The British Thyroid Association guidelines for the diagnosis and the treatment of thyroid cancer have now been published (July 2014) in the journal “Clinical Endocrinology”.  TCSGW were involved in the consultation process and in revising the patient information leaflets that are an accompaniment to the new guidelines. 


September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness month

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness month - if you find a lump get it checked!



One person may be diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer but there are many people on hand to help and support with the challenge that has to be faced.

TCSGW aim to improve the lives of those diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer supporting them and their families.



London Marathon

It is fantastic that Richard Egan - a Consultant Endocrine Surgeon based here in Wales will be running the Marathon in support of TCSGW. 


Richard said.  "I will be raising money for @TCSGW.  They provide much needed support for Thyroid Cancer patients across Wales.  A fantastic group.  Please give generously if you can."  Follow Richard's progress on Twitter @MrRJEgan 




Watch Online


In 2010 TCSGW made a DVD of the Radioiodine process at Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff.


The Group have been granted three places for the Vitual London marathon to take place on Sunday 3rd October this year. We are looking for volunteers who would like to be considered for one of three places. If you would like to be considered, Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..{loadmod ule mod_jcalpro_calendar,JCalPro Calendar}

helen chairpersonI am really proud to be the chairperson of the Thyroid Cancer Support Group Wales - we are the only designated charity in Wales supporting this particular form of cancer.
We meet at Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff and have regular meetings to discuss how we can make a difference in the lives of those people diagnosed with this rare form of cancer.  We also offer help and support to their families too - one person may be diagnosed with thyroid cancer but there are many people willing to help in the fight against this disease.

This website has been set up for the benefit of new and existing patients.

It has been developed by Dr Laura Moss, Consultant Oncologist at the Velindre Cancer Centre, Whitchurch, Cardiff. It provides a concise summary of thyroid cancer and answers many questions that patients may have.

Thyroid Cancer Forum- UK (TCF-UK) is a national organisation that facilitates communication, education, research and data collection between consultants and scientists working in the thyroid cancer field. There is also a website accessible to anyone that provides general information on thyroid cancer as well as links to other information sources.


Where is the Thyroid Gland?
The thyroid gland sits in the front of the neck just below the voice box (larynx). It is made up of 2 main lobes (right and left) joined across the middle by a thinner strip called the isthmus. There is also a much smaller pyramidal lobe in some people. The gland is butterfly or bow tie shaped.

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If you'd like to make a one-off donation to Thyroid Cancer Support Group Wales, you can use PayPal to make it fast and easy. PayPal members can pay directly from their checking accounts or credit cards by "sending money" to Non-PayPal members can still pay with a credit card without signing up for PayPal. Either way, it's a convenient way to support TCSG Wales.


Patient Stories

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