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Thyroid and Cancer Organizations

American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
“The AAES is committed to providing surgical expertise in diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands as well as in neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas and GI tract.” 
https://www.endocrinesurgery.org

NIH – National Cancer Institute
https://www.cancer.gov
Publications – links to PDQ’s, Fact Sheets and Dictionaries
https://www.cancer.gov/publications

CancerCare
https://www.cancercare.org
Help to deal with the “other” effects of cancer from PAWS to webinars and more.
https://www.cancercare.org/diagnosis/thyroid_cancer

Cancer Treatment Centers

This list is not exhaustive; other Designated Cancer Centers and major health networks have fellowship trained and experienced thyroid cancer treatment  specialists. 

National Cancer Institute Designated Cancer Centers 
Comprehensive cancer treatment centers.
https://www.cancer.gov/research/infrastructure/cancer-centers/find

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Considered the leading treatment resource for Medullary Thyroid Cancer (MTC)
https://www.mdanderson.org/cancerwise/how-is-medullary-thyroid-cancer-treated-new-clinical-trials.h00-159385101.html

Clayman Thyroid Center
Specialized Thyroid Cancer treatment surgical center. Dr. Clayman was previously Chief of Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center.  Site includes extensive resource information.
https://www.thyroidcancer.com
https://www.thyroidcancer.com/become-a-patient

Johns Hopkins Medicine
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/kimmel_cancer_center/cancers_we_treat/thyroid_tumor_centers/

Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thyroid-cancer/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20354170

Moffitt Cancer Center
https://moffitt.org/cancers/thyroid-cancer/treatment/

University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
https://www.ucsfhealth.org/conditions/thyroid-cancer

Stanford Health Care
https://stanfordhealthcare.org/medical-conditions/cancer/thyroid-cancer.html

Dana-Farber Thyroid Cancer Center
https://www.dana-farber.org/thyroid-cancer-center/

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/types/thyroid

Duke Health
https://www.dukehealth.org/treatments/cancer/thyroid-cancer

Medullary Thyroid Cancer — Center of Excellence wiki
A “Center of Excellence” is a facility that has extensive experience with Medullary Thyroid Cancer. We cannot overemphasize the importance of being treated by specialists.  This is a list of physicians/facilities reported by medullary thyroid cancer survivors.  Pages include additional resources for cancer patients.
https://medullarythyroidcancer.org/wiki/index.php?title=Center_of_Excellence

Other Useful Resources

Basic Intro to T3, T4, FT3 and FT4 after Thyroidectomy  
A blog by a biomedical engineer ThyCa member to help those who are doing poorly on replacement hormones after thyroidectomy but need a more science oriented guide on using T4 and T3, or natural thyroid (NDT). Additional discussion on various other associated issues.
http://biomedee.blogspot.com

Swallowing Exercises 
Exercises can help alleviate the sensations of tightness or “choking” following thyroid and other neck/oral surgery. 
Swallowing Exercises for Patients