International Thyroid Cancer Organizations

Globally, there are about 300 000 new cases of thyroid cancer annually, with about 40 000 of those patients actually dying from the disease. (1)

Thyroid cancer starts in the thyroid gland, which is a small butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck. Thyroid cancer can occur in both men and women. The most important risk factor for developing thyroid cancer is radiation exposure to the thyroid gland. Other factors that increase the risk of developing thyroid cancer include: benign thyroid conditions; family history of thyroid cancer or inherited conditions. (2)

For additional information on thyroid cancer, consult the Canadian Cancer Society.


American Thyroid Association (USA)

The American Thyroid Association is the leading organization devoted to thyroid biology and to the prevention and treatment of thyroid disease through excellence in research, clinical care, education, and public health.

ATA Headquarters
6066 Leesburg Pike, Suite 550
Falls Church, VA 22041

Phone: 703-998-8890
Facebook: American Thyroid Association
Twitter: @thyroidfriends
Instagram: @amthyroidassn
Youtube: ThyroidOrg
Pinterest: American Thyroid Association


Australian Thyroid Foundation (AUS)

The Australian Thyroid Foundation works to provide Australians with patient education, support & advocacy on thyroid cancer and thyroid health.

Suite 2, 8 Melville Street
Parramatta, NSW 2150

Phone: +61 02 9890 6962
Facebook: Australian Thyroid Foundation
Twitter: @AusThyroidFdn
Youtube: Australian Thyroid Foundation


British Thyroid Foundation (UK)

The British Thyroid Foundation brings together volunteers, patients, medical professionals and the public to inform them about thyroid cancer. It also acts as a voice for thyroid patients, and passes on their concerns to the medical world.

Suite 12, One Sceptre House
Hornbeam Square North, Harrogate
Yorkshire, HG2 8PB

Tel: 01423 810093
Facebook: British Thyroid Foundation
Twitter: @britishthyroid
Instagram: @britishthyroidfoundation
YouTube: British Thyroid Foundation


Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust (UK)

Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust is the first national charity in the UK dedicated solely to the support of patients with Thyroid Cancer.

Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust
PO Box 205, Rowlands Gill,
Tyne & Wear, NE39 2WX.

Helpline: 01207 545469 (Available Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm)
Facebook: Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust
Twitter: @butterflythyro


Light of Life Foundation (USA)

The Light of Life Foundation is committed to bringing awareness, education, and support to thyroid cancer patients and their families.

Light of Life Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 163
Manalapan, NJ 07726

Phone: 609-409-0900
Facebook: Light of Life Foundation
Twitter: @checkyourneck


Thyroid Cancer Alliance (International)

Thyroid Cancer Alliance (TCA) is an international network of national thyroid cancer support organisations working together to provide support and information to those affected by the disease throughout the world.

Thyroid Cancer Alliance
Burgemeester Bosstraat 46
3043 GD Rotterdam

Facebook: Thyroid Cancer Alliance
Twitter: @TCA_thyroidca
Instagram: @thyroidcanceralliance


Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association (USA)

The Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association provides information, support and education to patients and their families and conducts awareness campaigns to educate the general public and raise awareness about the early detection of thyroid cancer. The Association raises funds for research and grants, and maintains a website with information in English, French and Spanish for patients and loved ones who want to learn more about thyroid cancer.

Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc.
PO Box 1102
Olney, MD 20830-1102

Phone (toll-free): 877-588-7904
Facebook: THYCA
Twitter: @ThyCaInc
YouTube: ThyCa


ThyroidChange (USA)

ThyroidChange is an informational health and advocacy website dedicated to improving the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease through a physician-patient cooperative approach.

Facebook: ThyroidChange
Twitter: @ThyroidChange
Youtube: ThyroidChangeTV
Pinterest: ThyroidChange


Thyroid Federation International (International)

Thyroid Federation International is a global network of organizations locally supporting people with thyroid disorders by providing information written specifically for the patient, by listening to the patient perspective, and by raising awareness.

P.O. Box 471
Bath, ON K0H 1G0

Facebook: Thyroid Federation International
Twitter: @ThyroidFed


Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer Foundation-THANC (USA)

The Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer (THANC) Foundation was incorporated in April 2003 and has quickly grown to become the largest private funder of research in the USA for these areas of cancer. In addition to research, THANC sponsors continuing professional medical education, community awareness and education, as well as patient outreach and support programs.

THANC Foundation
PO Box 1021, New York, NY 10276

Phone: 646-685-3982
Facebook: The THANC Foundation
Twitter: @thancfoundation
Instagram: @thancfoundation
Youtube: THANC Foundation



(1) La Vecchia, C. et al. (2015), Thyroid cancer mortality and incidence: A global overview, International Journal of Cancer, 136(9), pp. 2187-2195. DOI: 10.1002/ijc.29251

(2) “Risk Factors for Thyroid Cancer”, Canadian Cancer Society, n.d.