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Alliance of Patient Groups

Alliance of Patient Groups

We feel most confident in referring you to a group of thyroid organizations that have joined us in forming a Thyroid Alliance. These are organizations of physicians and patient groups directed or advised by physicians who review their literature and the information on their websites. We find that the information available from these groups largely represents the traditional medical approach to thyroid problems, scientifically based on good research and clinical experience. In our opinion, this is where someone who has just learned they have thyroid problem should begin to seek an understanding of their disorder.

American Thyroid Association (ATA)

6066 Leesburg Pike, Suite 550
Falls Church, Virginia 22041
Phone: 703 998-8890
Fax: 703 998-8893
Web :

The American Thyroid Association (ATA), founded in 1923 as the American Goiter Association, is a nonprofit professional medical society comprised of physicians and scientists dedicated to enhancing the understanding of thyroid physiology and pathophysiology, improving diagnosis and treatment of thyroid diseases, and promoting the education of physicians, patients, and the public about thyroid disorders.

In the 80 years of its existence, the ATA has grown to more than 850 clinicians and research scientists in the field of thyroidology. Thyroid diseases are among the most common disorders of the endocrine system, affecting almost 13 million Americans alone. Advances in understanding the causes and improving the clinical management of thyroid diseases are evolving at a rapid pace in the current era of biomedical discovery.

Light of Life Foundation

PO Box 163
Manalapan, NJ 07726
Phone: 1-877-LOL-NECK (565-6385)
E mail:

The Light of Life Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life of the thyroid cancer patient, through continuing education of the lay public and the medical community, and promoting research & development to improve thyroid cancer care.

National Graves' Disease Foundation

P.O. Box 1969
Brevard, NC 28712
Phone: 904 278 9482
Fax: 904 278 9488

NGDF offers a multi-disciplinary approach to a complex problem. Representatives of all related disciplines are included on the Medical and Advisory board: Endocrinology, Surgery, Nursing, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Pharmacology, Internal Medicine, Family Practice and Graves' disease patients.

Thyroid Federation International

797 Princess St., Suite 304
Kingston, ON K7L 1G1
Phone: 1-613-544-8364
Fax: 1-613-544-9731

The Thyroid Federation International first convened in Toronto at the 11th International Thyroid Congress in September 1995. The vision of a world thyroid organization to deal with the problems of thyroid disease in a global perspective was first advocated by Diana Meltzer Abramsky, C.M., B.A. who in 1980 founded the Thyroid Foundation of Canada in Kingston, Ontario Canada - the first lay thyroid organization in the world. Since then, the idea has received enthusiastic support and leadership from Dr. Lawrence C. Wood of the Thyroid Foundation of America, the Federation's first president. Starting from a base of six member organizations, the Federation has grown to include thyroid organizations in many parts of the world, including Europe, North America, Australia and Japan.

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.

P.O. Box 1545
New York, NY 10159-1545
Phone: (toll-free) 877 588-7904
Fax: 630 604-6078

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc., founded in 1995, is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, guided by a medical advisory council of renowned thyroid cancer specialists, offering support and information to thyroid cancer survivors, families, and health care professionals worldwide.

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