Many abbreviations and terms used when talking about thyroid cancer may be new to you.  This is a list of some commonly used phrases, terms and abbreviations with brief explanations to help you navigate more easily. 

Helpful Checklists and Trackers

Downloadable forms to help you organize and keep track of things.
It can be helpful to set up a looseleaf notebook where you can gather information about your diagnosis and treatment. Add copies of your lab test results, imaging and pathology reports, some blank sheets to write down your questions and download the forms to help organize your personal and health care team information.

Treatment Centers

Thyroid cancer treatment from specialist centers, MTC Centers of Excellence and NCI designated comprehensive cancer centers.

Support Groups and Forums

Online and in person peer to peer support groups. Plus other useful resources.
Information posted on any support group should not serve as a substitute for consultation, diagnosis, or medical treatment from a qualified medical practitioner or healthcare provider.


National and International thyroid and thyroid cancer organizations.

Further Reading

Trusted sites to access research and education.