We are a small group of thyroid cancer patients and friends, from South Wales, who have joined together in this self help group for the benefit of people who have been affected by thyroid cancer.
Would you like to talk to someone who has been through the experience of diagnosis and treatment?
We arrange for volunteers to provide a "buddy" service, allowing newly diagnosed thyroid cancer patients, if they wish , to speak to someone who has gone through the experience.
At our group meetings we often have guest speakers including health professionals.
We organise regular events to raise funds to improve the facilities and environment for patients having treatment. We also produced the first DVD of treatment in the isotopic room to help put patients' minds at ease.
We have funded the world's first Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer Tissue Bank based at Velindre.
The group started following the suggestion of our Honorary President Dr Laura Moss, Consultant Oncologist at Velindre Cancer Centre and Tenovus Specialist Nurse Heidi Trotman.
Patients were canvassed and a very positive response was received. Our self help group was formed and first met in January 2004.
We meet approximately every eight weeks and you are always very welcome to attend.
Although we are based in Wales we have been able to provide support to patients from across the world.
We really work hard to try and make a difference.
We are the only registered charity in Wales supporting this rare form of cancer l Tel: 0845 009 2737 l Registered Charity No 1113774